According to reports, Larsen & Toubro and UK-based Cyan Holdings have agreed to form a strategic partnership to collaborate in the development, supply and delivery of advanced metering solutions comprising L&T electricity meters integrated with Cyan’s wireless communication modules for AMI (advanced metering infrastructure), smart metering and smart grid pilot projects.
Cyan is an integrated system design company which delivers mesh-based flexible wireless solutions for utility metering, lighting control and industrial telemetry.
The AMI systems, which include software and hardware, measure, collect and analyse energy usage and communicate with the metering devices.
L&T said the partners have identified projects in India where there is a need for 865MHz-based inter-operable wireless AMI with a requirement for end- to-end communications enabling remote tamper detection and reporting.
The parties have entered into an alliance as they believe that this technology is likely to become a major factor in the fast growing Indian electricity metering market.
L&T has been providing electricity meters and metering solutions to Indian electricity utilities for over 15 years and has an installation base of over 12 million meters.