Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has decided to install 250,000 smart meters in the North and Northwest Delhi by end-2018, under the first phase of its advanced metering infrastructure project in partnership with Landis+Gyr. Phase I will include the setting up of 50,000 three-phase meters and 200,000 single-phase meters at a project cost of around Rs 1 billion. The communication canopy infrastructure is expected to be in place by December 2017 and the smart meters will be available during February-March 2018. The second phase is scheduled to begin in April 2019 with a target to install 500,000 single phase meters and 50,000 three phase meters. TPDDL plans to install 180,000 smart meters in Delhi over the next seven to eight years with an estimated cost of Rs 20 billion for the entire project.