Japanese power major keen on supplying smart meters
Date: July 24, 2017
Source: The Hindu by V. Raghavendra
Taking forward the proposed installation of smart grid in the capital region, the Japanese power electronics major, Fuji Electric Co. Limited (FECL), has evinced interest in supplying meters that can send digital readings of the power consumed to the distribution companies (Discoms).
It has already secured certification of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for the smart meters manufactured by it in collaboration with the Visakhapatnam-based Lotus Wireless.
An official of the Southern Discom said: “FECL has already done a feasibility study on a wide variety of technical and weather-related parameters for creating infrastructure of suitable specifications. It has given a demonstration to local engineers.”
An analysis of the correlation between weather and power demand has been made.
According to official sources, the FECL has expressed interest in providing single and three-phase meters through bidding and deployment. It has pegged the estimated cost of 10,000 meters at nearly …