EESL issues large tender for 50 lakh smart electricity meters

Friday, 28 July 2017 12:14 Suresh Kumar MG

Smart meterState-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has issued a large tender seeking supply of 50 lakh smart meters on behalf of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The tender sale will next month. "A huge step towards controlling power theft and consumer convenience," an official statement of the ministry of power said.

Implementing smart meters is one of the operational performance parameters of the Centre's Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday) in which most states are lagging behind.

The Uday portal showed that only 1 per cent of the overall target of 1.7 crore smart meters has been met so far.

Source- ET