To leverage on the existing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI”) of SP Power Assets (“SPPA”) to:
Integrate and enable, for all utility (viz. electricity, town gas and water) meters, remote meter reading that is secure, reliable and cost efficient; and
Provide timely and useful information feedback to consumers on their utility consumption via their personal smart mobile devices (i.e. handphone).
Currently, electricity and town gas meters are procured, installed and maintained by SP PowerGrid Ltd (“SPPG”) for and on behalf of SP Power Assets (“SPPA”) and PowerGas Ltd respectively. Water meters are procured, installed and maintained by Public Utilities Board (“PUB”). SP Services Ltd (“SPS”) reads all three utility (i.e. electricity, town gas and water) meters. SPS also provides meter data management and billing services to the relevant utility suppliers. For town gas and water, the suppliers are City Gas Pte Ltd and PUB respectively. For electricity, the suppliers include the electricity retailers who sell electricity at market prices to contestable electricity consumers and the remaining non-contestable electricity consumers (mainly households) buy electricity from SPS at the regulated tariff.
Cumulative meters are used to measure the consumption of non-contestable electricity consumers and all town gas and water consumers. All the cumulative electricity, town gas and water meters are manually read by SPS’ meter readers on a bi-monthly basis.
As for contestable electricity consumers, the electricity meters for measuring their half-hourly consumption are remotely read using SPPA’s AMI. The AMI system is based on a 920-925 MHz radio frequency (“RF”) network over the Singapore mainland. The network communication devices include Access Points, Relays and AMI/smart electricity meters. The meter data collected is then transmitted via SPPA’s fibre optic network to the backend IT system of SPS for wholesale electricity market settlement and billing purposes. The AMI electricity meters can also be fitted with Micro Access Points to transmit the meter data via 3G mobile services provided by local telecommunication service providers.
The Call For Proposal (“CFP”) consists of two tasks:
General instructions to Participate
Please submit using the Proposal Template.
The closing date/time for proposals on Task 2 is 1 Mar 2017, 2359hrs.
Scope of Work/Responsibilities
Each Proposer will be required to provide a visual mock-up of the mobile applications to demonstrate the design features and functionalities. The selected Proposer(s) will not be required to develop the mobile applications to interface with and retrieve data from the relevant IT systems of SPS/SPPA to serve users of the mobile applications.
Mobile applications design should include daily meter consumption from electricity, gas and water consumed by users. Proposers should also include features and functionalities to drive user engagement, as well as ideas to encourage water, electricity and gas conservation. Designs should be targeted for smart mobile phone display screen sizes only.
Final submissions should include:
Design description (in less than 1,000 words):
By participating, Proposer warrants that its submission is new and original. EMA, PUB and SPPA may request for design source files to be provided. All materials including software, source files, documentation, data, concepts and ideas submitted by Proposers, and all rights therein, shall be the property of PUB and SPPA.
Presentation by Shortlisted Finalists:
Shortlisted finalists will be invited to a presentation event where they will present their designs live to the Evaluation Panel. Proposers will have 10 minutes to explain their design concept and user flows, followed by a live Questions-and-Answer session from the Evaluation Panel.
Designs need to be interactive. Finalists may choose their preferred format to demonstrate user interactions and transitions (e.g. invision, origami, pop, etc).
Prize money will be awarded to the top 10 finalists as follows:
4th and 5th
6th to 10th
End users of the proposed solution/product:
PUB, SPPA, SPS, and the utility consumers.
Who can participate?
Can I reuse previous design work?
What if my work or files are corrupted?
Do I need to submit a proposal for Task 1 in order to participate in Task 2?
Will I be required to develop the mobile application to be part of any smart metering test-bed?
How will the ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) rights be determined?
Should the design of the mobile application include provisions for billing services? Does it have to cater to different target customers?
Key Performance Indicators to determine whether proposed solution/product is successful:
The design and functionality shall have the following attributes:
Target End Date
1. Deadline for submission of Proposals
1 Mar 2017
2. Evaluation and shortlisting of Proposals
Early Apr 2017
3. Presentation by top 10 finalists
Early Jul 2017
4. Development and integration of mobile application for integrated utilities
Early Jul 2018