EESL Completes Installation Of Over 30 Lakh Smart Meters In Five States, One UT

Swarajya Staff

Oct 04, 2022, 01:55 PM | Updated 01:55 PM IST

A smart meter
A smart meter

State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) on Monday (3 October) announced the completion of installation of 30 lakh smart meters across India under the Centre’s Smart Meter National Programme.

As part of the programme, EESL has installed around 30 lakh smart meters in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, NDMC-Delhi, Bihar, and the union territory of Andaman, it said in a statement.

The company has installed over 10.5 lakh smart meters in Bihar, 11.57 lakh smart meters in Uttar Pradesh, 1.24 lakh in Rajasthan, 5.3 lakh in Haryana, around 64,000 in NDMC area of Delhi and 74,000 smart meters in Andaman and Nicobar.

The company had signed agreements with the state-designated agencies and utilities in these regions for the large-scale deployment of smart meters, it said.

EESL further aims to install a total of over 47 lakh smart meters by December 2023, the company added.

According to EESL website, the Smart Meter National Programme aims to replace 25 crore conventional meters with smart meters in India.

Smart meters are connected through a web-based monitoring system which will help to reduce commercial losses of utilities, enhance revenues and serve as an important tool in power sector reforms. 

EESL is a joint venture of four power sector PSUs - NTPC, Power Finance Corporation Limited, POWERGRID and REC Limited - and focuses on solution-driven innovations in the power sector.

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