Japan and Taiwan partner for next gen metering demo


TEPCO Power Grid, Tokyo Gas and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have agreed to jointly conduct a demonstration project to develop a next generation metering platform in the area D of the Shalun Green Energy Science City in R.O.C.

ITRI plans to establish 7 energy-efficient smart demonstration houses in the area D. The model homes will be built at the experimental field in Tainan, and will generate big data providing insight into what a green lifestyle means for energy conservation.

TEPCO PG and Tokyo Gas, with ITRI’s support, will provide and install the metering system, which will consist of power meters, water meters, gas meters, gateway and related servers.

System configuration

Accompanying the meter system configuration will be simultaneous application of wireless communication technologies, which are Wi-SUN FAN for field area network and Wi-SUN JUTA for communication among meters.

TEPCO PG, collaborating with some Taiwanese and Japanese companies and National Cheng Kung University, will additionally install smart appliances and sensors with HEMS with ECONET/TaiSEIA communication to appliances in ITRI’s demonstration houses in order to evaluate the effectiveness and elemental technology of the whole system, including big data-analytics aiming for making more secured, convenient and greener society.