TEPCO reaches 20 million smart meter milestone


Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in partnership with Landis+Gyr has exceeded 20 million smart meter installations within its grid network.

TEPCO and Landis+Gyr have plans to complete the advanced metering and intelligent grid infrastructure project in 2020.

The project was kickstarted with the deployment of an internet of things (IoT) network which will connect close to 30 million smart devices upon completion.

The IoT network is compactable with devices using a variety of communications technologies and the Wi-SUN home energy management interoperability standard.

The network is delivering nearly 1 billion data packets daily, which are processed by the Gridstream® meter data management system.  The network delivers a 30-minute meter read every 30 minutes from each meter.

The utility’s IoT network is claimed to be the largest of its kind currently deployed.

Prasanna Venkatesan, President and CEO of the Americas region at Landis+Gyr, said: “We look forward to our continuing work with TEPCO to support Japan’s energy management vision.”

The project is part of efforts by TEPCO to modernize its grid and improve customer services to 45 million people.