Adani, GMR and L&T place bids for smart meter tender in Uttar Pradesh

Leading energy and infrastructure players including Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), Adani Group and GMR Group have placed bids for one of the largest deployment of smart meters in Uttar Pradesh.

Intellismart, a joint venture of Energy Efficiency Services Limited and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, has also shown interest. The Rs 230 billion tender is to install 28 million smart meters across the state. These smart meters will be installed in the areas of four of the five power distribution companies of Uttar Pradesh, namely Purvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited, Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited and Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited. This covers the whole state except the area under Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Limited. As of now, Uttar Pradesh has installed 1.1 million smart meters across the state.

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