Taiwan, Japan join hands to develop next generation of power meter systems

The project will seek to explore green life commercial opportunities for the two countries

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/01/29
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Experimental area for next-generation power meter systems (Photo/ITRI)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Tokyo’s utility companies Power Grid (TEPCO PG) and Tokyo Gas have inked an agreement to pave the way for jointly developing next-generation power meter systems at the Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City (沙崙智慧綠能科學城) in Tainan.

The project will draw on the expertise of the parties involved, including Taiwan’s smart energy management systems and the next-generation power meter technologies Japan boasts, ITRI said in a press release.

The power companies from Tokyo will establish a total of seven model homes at the experimental field in Tainan, which will be fitted with smart meters incorporating data of the amount of electricity, water, and gas consumed. Big data analysis will help provide insight into what a green lifestyle means for energy conservation.    [FULL  STORY]

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