Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has launched a smart grid project, involving the setting up of a radio frequency (RF) mesh communication project in its licensed area of 510 sq. km in north and northwest Delhi. The project will help the company provide greater service options to customers as well as accurate information on their energy consumption patterns, helping them manage their electricity usage more efficiently and improve overall reliability by reducing the outage time. The project will also ensure enhanced monitoring and control points throughout the company’s network on a real-time basis and help reduce commercial losses. The project will be implemented in partnership with Landis+Gyr Limited. The contract covers the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of a single RF-based platform that can support multiple applications like advance metering infrastructure, distribution automation, and automated demand response. The collaboration also includes the deployment of 2 million end-points, comprising communication cards for smart meters and automation of operational applications and integration with current and future applications like advanced distribution management systems, and SCADA.