30 Lakh Smart Meters Installed by EESL

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Another 47 Lakh Smart Meters are to be installed by December’23.

As part of the Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP), Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has installed over 30 Lakh smart meters across the country. The major states are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, NDMC-Delhi, Bihar, and the union territory of Andaman. 

In order to help India achieve its energy efficiency goals, the company aims to install a total of over 47 Lakh smart meters by December 2023. Recently, EESL completed the installation of over 10.5 lakh smart meters in Bihar; 11.57 Lakh in Uttar Pradesh; 1.24 Lakh in Rajasthan; 5.3 lakh in Haryana and around 64 thousand smart meters in NDMC Delhi apart from 74 thousand in Andaman. 

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These smart meters have optimized the operational performance of Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) by increasing the billing and collection efficiency, reducing the operation and maintenance cost; and enhancing the quality of service. This paradigm shift in India’s power sector is adding momentum to the Government’s efforts toward a nationwide adoption of smart meters.

 Mr Arun Kumar Mishra, CEO, EESL said, “EESL is deploying India’s first large-scale smart metering project under the Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP), in states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, New Delhi and Andaman. EESL has taken IoT Services from BSNL, Jio and Vodafone Idea for the network connectivity in DISCOMs. We are also working in association with Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T), Robert Bosch and EDF energy, which provide unique system integration solutions. EESL smart meters are transforming India’s energy landscape by increasing billing and collection efficiency; reducing operation and maintenance costs; enhancing the quality of services and providing consumers with demand side management (DSM) options. It has led to huge revenue upside and improved financial standing for the DISCOMs in these regions. We look forward to replicating these successful stories on AMI projects, pan India.”


 

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