GMR secures $927 million smart metering project


GMR Smart Electricity Distribution, an arm of GMR Power and Urban Infra Ltd, has secured a smart metering project worth INR 7,593 crore ($927 million) in Uttar Pradesh. It won this project under the RDSS program, a timeline-based reforms plan initiated by the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

The project entails the installation of over 7.5 million prepaid smart meters across two discoms Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd and Purvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd. Installation of smart meters will help eliminate billing and collection losses and thereby enhance the financial sustainability of the discoms.

GMR Smart Electricity Distribution will implement these smart meters on a design, build, finance, own, operate, and transfer basis.

“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,” stated the company. 

The project will span 22 districts covering areas such as Varanasi, Prayag Raj, Agra, Mathura, and Aligarh.


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