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December 12, 2018
Hamamatsu City
CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc.
CHUBU GAS CO.,LTD.
GASTEC SERVICE,INC.
Mitsubishi Corporation

Smart Meter Data Collection System ‘Experiment’ Launched in Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu City, an ordinance designated city located in Shizuoka Prefecture in Central Japan (Mayor: Yasutomo Suzuki), has teamed up with CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc. (Head Office: Higashi-ku, Nagoya City / President: Tetsu Katsuno) (“Chubu Electric”), CHUBU GAS CO.,LTD. and GASTEC SERVICE,INC. of the Sala Group (Head Office: Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture / President: Hiroshi Torii) (“CHUBU GAS・GASTEC SERVICE”) and Mitsubishi Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo / President: Takehiko Kakiuchi) (“MC”) to execute a demonstration experiment in which data regarding the usage of electricity, water and gas by its residents will be simultaneously collected utilizing Chubu Electric’s electricity smart meter network system (hereinafter “Demonstration Experiment”). The Demonstration Experiment will be carried out in Hamamatsu City from today December 12 until February 2019.
 
Under its “Hamamatsu Energy Vision,” Hamamatsu City is proactively seeking to pursue initiatives that enable it to foster a robust low-carbon society and achieve a stable energy supply. The City has therefore been studying various projects that can be executed using the public-private-partnership model.
Pursuing smarter solutions that make use of ICT, particularly in a society that is facing a declining birthrate and a rapidly aging population, is expected to lead to various forms of innovation, not only in the energy sector but in a range of areas that affect citizens’ everyday lives.
 
The aim of this Demonstration Experiment is to construct an efficient low-cost data collection network that serves as the basic infrastructure for smart projects by enabling centralized data collection regarding electricity, water and gas/LPG consumption directly from the meters installed at the homes of residents in Hamamatsu City.
The data collected will also be used when considering how to enhance services provided and contribute to improving living standards for Hamamatsu City residents.
 
Hamamatsu City, Chubu Electric, CHUBU GAS・GASTEC SERVICE and MC intend to continue pooling knowledge from their respective areas of expertise and to cooperate on different initiatives that help resolve societal issues.
                                                                                               
 
Demonstration Experiment Outline
 
1.Period of Demonstration Experiment
From December 2018 to February 2019
Period
Main Task
From Dec.2018  to Jan.2019
Data collection and technical verification with field demonstration
 
Feb.2019
Efficiency improvement, validation of data utilization
 
2.Test Field
Five houses in Hamamatsu City
 
3. Overall image of the demonstration environment and Items to be verified
In this demonstration, we will install a device that can simultaneously transmit usage data from gas and water meters wirelessly to Chubu Electric’s smart meter, and automatically collect electricity, gas and water consumption data via an electricity smart meter communication system.
Main verification items through this demonstration are as follows.
 
<Verification Items>
●Radio wave transmission verification between water/gas meters and electricity smart meter.
●Data utilization study combining electricity, water and gas.
●Case study to apply the simultaneous data collection technology to actual meter reading services.

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Hamamatsu City
TEL:+81-53-457-2503

CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc.
TEL:+81-52-961-3582

Chubu Gas Co., Ltd.
Gas Tech Service Company
TEL:+81-532-51-1220

Mitsubishi Corporation
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