HPL Electric & Power to install 4G & 5G compatible NB-IoT technology smart meters in Delhi
HPL Electric & Power Ltd, India’s leading meter and electrical equipment manufacturing company, has received approval and production clearance from leading Private Distribution Company for the implementation of NB-IoT based Smart Meters in the part of National Capital, Delhi.
HPL’s new range of smart meters with Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) communications technology smart meters are both 4G and 5G compatible offering a dedicated channel for the smart metering and avoiding any reduction in performance from interference or obstruction due to congestion on the public network. The new range of NB-IoT smart meters have been developed in-house at HPL’s new R& D facility at Gurugram.
Gautam Seth, Joint MD, HPL Electric & Power added, “NB-IoT is a new and cost-effective technology in 4G and 5G spectrum with fast deployment quality. With this technology, the interference and problems arising due to public network congestion will not hamper the performance of smart meter anymore as data will smoothly flow through a dedicated channel. It will also enable more number of remote meter readings possible thereby ensuring the safety of the consumers during pandemic times. This new launch will further strengthen our position as a leading smart meter manufacturer in the country.”
HPL Electric & Power Ltd is a frontrunner in the Smart Metering field by providing latest technology to state owned & private utilities. This comes at the backdrop of world’s largest electricity smart metering programme underway in India, aimed at cutting distribution losses. India’s smart meter programme aims to replace 250 million conventional meters to help raise annual revenues of debt-laden electricity distribution companies.
HPL is committed to bringing out world-class products that conform to the best industry standards of safety and quality. Recently, HPL’s testing lab for LED lighting was certified by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for independent testing of LED lighting. The Kundli based testing laboratory awarded the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certification. HPL’s LV switchgear testing laboratory in Jabli, Himachal Pradesh has also received IECEE certification for independent testing of MCB & RCCB for KEMA and CB certification from DEKRA, Netherlands. These test certifications will be valid in 53 countries.