Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has floated its second pan-India tender for procuring 5 million smart meters. The tender is based on the international competitive bidding process and the meters will be installed in various states across the country. In a pre-bid meeting, the tender reportedly elicited a response from over 40 companies. EESL has an aggregated demand for nearly 10 million smart meters across India so far. In a separate development, around 12 bidders have expressed interest in participating in the reverse e-auction for a tender for procurement of 10 million prepaid meters floated by EESL in December 2017.