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Press Release (Dec 17,2012)
Concerning RFPs (Requests for Proposal) Regarding Systems Adopted through the Management and Operation of Smart Meters

December 17th, 2012
Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund
Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated

Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund (hereinafter referred to as Fund) and Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (hereinafter referred to as TEPCO) have further discussed the study towards domestic and overseas open procurement of smart meters and expansion of their implementation on the basis of "Special Business Plan" (announced on May 9, 2012). As part of this, we have decided to start making a "Request for Proposals (RFP) for systems adopted through the management and operation of Smart Meters". Today, we officially revealed the outline for the invitation.

With regard to procurement of smart meters, we made RFC(Request for Comment)on the metering part and communication part in March, 2012, and received over 400 comments from domestic and overseas businesses.
Responding to these comments we received through RFC, Fund and TEPCO presented "Basic Concept for Smart Meter Specification based on RFC" (hereinafter referred to as Basic Concept) (announced on July 12, 2012) with 3 viewpoints: (i) Achieving the intensive cost reduction, (ii) Securing the external interconnectivity, and (iii) Securing the technical expandability, and decided to carry out "Disclosure of metering part's specification," "RFP for communication system," and "Public offering of system developer" after October.
Today's announcement of "RFP for Smart Meter Operation Management System" is based on the above Basic Concept.
*Specification of metering part was disclosed on October 24.and "RFP Regarding Communication System" concluded on November 19.

"Smart Meter Strategy Committee" established an in-house on November 19 having consultancy with Fund will decide its adoption of deliberated proposals from the "RFP for Smart Meter Operation Management System" considering the perspectives of technology and cost.

Fund and TEPCO strive to promote restructuring the businesses in collaboration with external organizations to achieve "domestic and overseas open procurement of smart meters and expansion of implementation" set forth in "Special Business Plan." Furthermore, Fund and TEPCO will develop new services utilizing smart meters.

1. Enclosed Documents
·Smart Meter Operation Management System RFP Invitation Outline

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[Contact for inquiries on RFP]
Inquiries should be made by e-mail in principle.
E-mail address: tepcosmartsys@tepco.co.jp
* Please note that for inquiries made on weekends and holidays, we will respond to them after the following business day.
Telephone Number: 03-6373-7741 (Reception Hours: Weekdays, 9 AM-5 PM)
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