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23 Sep 2021 -Mumbai Tata Power’s Smart Meter Testing Lab receives NABL accreditation
  • The NABL accreditation will serve as a seal of approval for the quality of Tata Power’s smart meters
  • A big step towards improving customer confidence leading to wider usage of energy-saving smart meters in India

Tata Power’s Smart Meter Testing and Calibration Laboratory, situated at its Dharavi office  in Mumbai ,  has now been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).  The NABL accreditation will serve as a vital quality assurance for power consumers who wish to install smart meters and thus have better control over their energy consumption.

This milestone accreditation recognises Tata Power’s capability to test smart meters and enable the Company to reach out to its consumers to offer reliable testing and accurate calibration services at its fully automated state of the art facility.

This accreditation also authorises Tata Power to extend this support to other utilities in the power industry and further strengthen customer’s confidence and satisfaction.

NABL is an autonomous body under the Quality Council of India and gives accreditation to laboratories for their technical competence of testing and calibration within the given scope of the laboratory.

Tata Power’s Smart Meter Testing and Calibration Laboratory is a modern laboratory equipped to handle and carry out complete testing of smart meters, including remote connect/disconnect, remote firmware upgradation, meter data communication, tamper event logging along with Inter-Laboratory Comparison (ILC) testing for smart meters.

Mr Sanjay Banga, President (T&D), Tata Power said, " Our NABL accredited Meter Testing Lab is equipped to test smart meters and monitor meter data communication on a real time basis. The Lab  is a testament to superior service given to our Mumbai customers. This accreditation will further boost the confidence of customers pertaining to reliable testing and accurate calibration of smart meters.

Test results from NABL accredited laboratories are acceptable globally and are considered equivalent to accreditations received by MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) partners of International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation, Denmark. 

The data analytics tools that come with smart meters allows customers to view and optimise their electricity consumption real time through the customer portal and mobile app. Smart meters also help customer to modify their usage pattern by identifying the source and reason for wastage and thus save their energy bill. Smart meters also capture data on abnormal consumption of energy and alert customers of possible theft or pilferage of electricity.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed / managed capacity of 13,061 MW. The Company has presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, coal & freight, logistics and power trading. With 4.2 GW of clean generation capacity from solar, wind, hydro and waste heat recovery accounting for 32% of the overall portfolio the company is committed to clean energy generation. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India viz: Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is currently serving around 12 million consumers via its Discoms viz Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with Government of Delhi for distribution in North Delhi; TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited with Government of Odisha. With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation into integrated solutions providers by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and micro grids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al . For more information visit us at: www.tatapower.com