CALL-FOR-PROPOSAL to Develop and Test-bed Narrowband Internet-of-Things Advanced Electricity Meters

Background / Description

To develop, test-bed and commission advanced electricity meters capable of providing remote meter reading that is secure, reliable, and cost efficient. The advanced meter should be able to connect to a telecommunications company’s (“Telco”) Narrowband Internet-of-Things (“NB-IoT”) network, and GovTech’s Device Control and Data Acquisition (“DECADA”) platform as the Network Management System (“NMS”).

Current Situation

Currently, electricity meters are procured, installed and maintained by SP PowerGrid Ltd (“SPPG”) for and on behalf of SPPA. SP Services Ltd (“SPS”) reads electricity meters and bills consumers buying electricity from SPS and provides the consumption data to electricity retailers and the market operator.

There are two types of electricity meters. Cumulative meters, which are manually read by SPS’ meter readers on a bi-monthly basis, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI”) meters, which are remotely read using SPPA’s AMI system based on Wireless Smart Utility Network (“Wi-SUN”) technology.

To support the Government’s push for a singular network standard in Singapore for IoT sensors, EMA is working with other agencies to explore the feasibility of using NB-IoT network as the communication network for electricity AMI meters.

Technical Specifications

For detailed requirements and specifications, please refer to the Gov-PACT website here.

All proposals must be submitted via the Gov-PACT website by 29 Sep 2020, 2359hrs

Briefing for Interested Participants and Additional Enquiries

Interested participants are required to attend an online briefing on 28 Jul, 3pm. Please email [email protected] with the particulars of the attendees by 24 Jul, 3pm. 

Preferred Business Model

  • R&D Collaboration

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