UPPCL plans to launch smart meter drive

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited is planning to launch a statewide drive to replace the existing energy meters with smart ones in all the 47 towns covered under the Integrated Power Development Scheme as well as in the rural areas in Varanasi. The work related to maintaining an online inventory of smart meters, installation and training of staff is scheduled to start from May-June 2019. Discoms have been asked to prioritise smart meter implementation in 10 cities – Lucknow, Agra, Kanpur, Varanasi, Jhansi, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur.