Cyan announces new smart metering pilot in Gujarat

 Cyan announced that a bidding consortium of 5 companies including Cyan has deployed a proof of concept pilot of 60 meters to demonstrate Cyan’s CyLec advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology with the Indian state-owned utility, Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (UGVCL).
The UGVCL pilot is one of 14 smart grid pilots under the smart Grid Task Force (SGTF) in India being run by the ministry of power. Whilst no guarantee can be given at this time that the consortium will be successful in converting this pilot into a commercial order, or that UGVCL will roll out AMI on completing its evaluations of the various solutions currently in pilot phase, Cyan is pleased that its technology has already proven its interoperability across meters supplied by two different manufacturers.
In a separate smart metering initiative at the same utility, Cyan was formally invited by UGVCL in April 2014 to install a further 100 meter 865MHz smart metering proof of concept. The pilot letter specification required that the meters be capable of self-forming and self-healing mesh networking and of being read at a range of at least 100 meters. This pilot has also now been deployed by Cyan.
John Cronin, Executive Chairman at Cyan, said, “The consortium was selected to participate in one of the 14 pilots under the ministry of power smart grid initiative. Whilst UGVCL has not yet committed to rolling out its smart grid pilot projects, Cyan’s technology has already proved its interoperability between two meter manufacturers, which was a key criterion of the tender.

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