Energy Efficiency Services Limited has collaborated with EDF International Networks (EDF IN) to roll out 5 million smart meters in Bihar and Andhra Pradesh by 2020. The smart metering contract has been jointly awarded to EDF IN (95 per cent) in consortium with Accenture Solutions Private Limited (India) (5 per cent). The consortium will deliver a full range of services from meter installation to integration with the existing billing system of electric supply companies, starting with the states of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. It will be responsible for the design of data supervisory control and management systems as well as for network operations and maintenance for a period of eight years. EDF IN is part of the French government-owned Electricite de France SA (EDF), which has installed over 17 million smart meters in the country.