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Tata Power commissions one of the Largest Radio Frequency Metering Projects in India
- Mumbai, July 20, 2015

~ The initiative has reached out to more than 5000 retail consumers in both residential
and commercial complexes in Mumbai ~

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company has been committed to provide value added services to its consumers. Keeping this philosophy, Tata Power commissioned one of the largest Radio Frequency Metering Projects in India enabling a step further on providing error free bills and eliminating the entry process of a utility person in premises for meter reading. The Company has benefitted by lowering the Carbon Foot Print involved in a typical meter reading exercise along with saving man-hours and cost of manual meter reading & data punching.

The project includes installation of Meters with RF communication, Data concentrator units (DCU), Head End software & Meter Data Acquisition System (MDAS). Meter data is collected every hour through RF Mesh network communication and transmitted to a central server using GPRS network. Data received is used for automated generation of bills ruling out any human intervention. The Company has been able to achieve a success rate of more than 98 % for monthly billing using these meters. The Company has successfully implemented this Low Power Radio Frequency (RF) based Remote Meter Reading solution for more than 5000 retail consumers in residential & commercial complexes in Mumbai.

Speaking on the remarkable feat, Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO & ED, Tata Power said, “We, at Tata Power have always strived hard in bringing in the best to our customers. The commissioning of one of the largest Radio Frequency Metering Projects in the country further reinforces our commitment towards it. We are thankful to our partners in helping us achieve this remarkable feat and also benefit the environment by lowering the overall Carbon Footprint and reducing on the man-hours in operations.”

The commissioning of the project from Tata Power is supported by Larsen & Toubro, Cyan Technology (UK) and Neosilica Technologies (Hyderabad). This is the largest end to end project based on RF Communication in the Country and will surely help in building a strong and sustainable relationship with the consumers.

About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of [8750] MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk ("BSSR") and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com

For further information, please contact:

Shalini Singh
Head - Corporate Communications
The Tata Power Company Limited
Email: shalinis@tatapower.com

  Sahana Chowdhury / Aneesha Singh
Rediffusion / Edelman
9619438295 / 7506730635
Email: payal.tiwari@edelman.com /
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