GMR Smart Electricity Distribution Company secures Rs 75.93 billion order for smart metering project

GMR Smart Electricity Distribution Private Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Power and Urban Infra Limited, has been awarded an order worth Rs 75.93 billion to implement a large-scale smart metering project under the revamped distribution sector scheme (RDSS) program.

The order, received under the design, build, finance, own, operate, and transfer model, entails 7.57 million prepaid smart meters across two discoms – Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (DVVNL) and Purvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PuVVNL). The scope of the project encompasses the design, supply, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of prepaid smart meters infrastructure covering consumer premises, as well as at the network level, including distribution transformers and feeders for an aggregate period of 10 years, supported by cutting-edge technology and software solutions, ensuring end-to-end automated system management. The project will span 22 districts covering prominent areas such as Varanasi, Prayag Raj, Agra, Mathura, and Aligarh, among others.