EDF, a French power utility firm, has completed the installation of 100,000 smart meters in India under a contract with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
This is the first large scale prepaid smart meter solution to be deployed in India. The milestone marks the beginning of the commercial roll-out of 5 million smart meters installation across India, nearly half of which will be installed in the state of Bihar. The contract was awarded to EDF in association with Accenture Solutions Private Limited (India) in 2019. It covers the design of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), proper installation of 5 million smart meters across India, integration of the smart meters with existing billing system of electricity distribution companies as well as operation and maintenance of the whole system for a period of six and half years.