Basic agreement signed on the introduction of automatic LPG meter reading service, using Chubu Electric Power's smart meter communications network
July 21, 2021
Homegastokai Co., Ltd.
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Homegastokai Co., Ltd. (Inuyama-shi,Aichi; President Niwa Hiroaki; "Homegastokai") and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Higashi-ku, Nagoya; President Hayashi Kingo; "Chubu Electric Power") signed a basic agreement today having reached a consensus on introduction of an automated gas meter reading service to Homegastokai that uses Chubu Electric Power's smart meter communications network.
Homegastokai has been utilizing telephone lines in some supply areas (in Aichi, Gifu, Mie) to remotely obtain LPG usage, gas leakage as well as other information and data about alerts and gas residual volumes. The company has also employed this technology to remotely shut off, restore and perform other LPG meter operations.
Pursuant to this Basic Agreement, both parties will strive to improve customer service and reduce labor involved in meter reading operations as they proceed in FY2021 to install wireless communication terminals on LP gas meters and implement automatic meter reading and other services utilizing Chubu Electric Power's smart meter communications network in HomegasTokai’s service area.
Chubu Electric Power will continue to help LPG, city gas and water service operators adopt automatic meter reading, using its smart meter communications network, as part of the community support infrastructure business designed to contribute to resolving social issues.