Commencement of verification testing of automatic water and city gas meter reading in Shizuoka City using the smart meter communications network
December 14, 2020
Shizuoka City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau
Shizuoka Gas Co., Ltd.
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Today, the Shizuoka City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau (Municipal utility manager: Yasushi Morishita; "Shizuoka City"), Shizuoka Gas Co., Ltd. (Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City; CEO: Hiroyuki Kishida; "Shizuoka Gas"), and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Higashi-ku, Nagoya; President: Kingo Hayashi, "Chubu Electric Power") began verification testing of automatic water and city gas meter reading using Chubu Electric Power's smart meter communications network.
Recently, there have been heightened expectations of achieving labor-saving and new services in meter reading work using ICT and IoT technologies, due to advances in information technology and the diversification of customer needs, as well as due to the declining and aging population.
For the verification test that was started today, automatic water and city gas meter reading using the smart meter communication network will be conducted over a period of two years at a housing complex in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, in order to verify the utility of automatic water and city gas reading for full-scale introduction in the future. Furthermore, new value-added services will also be considered by adding electricity usage data to water and city gas usage data acquired by automatic meter reading.
Shizuoka City and Shizuoka Gas shall continue to work on the trial introduction of automatic water and city gas meters in order to achieve labor-saving in meter reading work, and Chubu Electric Power will provide automatic meter reading services using its smart meter communications network and support the trial introduction efforts of Shizuoka City and Shizuoka Gas, as part of its community support infrastructure business designed to contribute to resolving social issues.
Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Gas, and Chubu Electric Power will continue to combine their respective knowledge and infrastructure in order to resolve social issues.
[Verification test overview]
December 2020 - December 2022
16 units of a housing complex in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka
Verification of the utility of automatic water and city gas meter reading