India Smart Meter Market Update

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4Q 2018 | IN-5247


EESL India Announces International Bids for 5 Million Smart Meters


On August 21, 2018, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) opened the price bid for 4.5 million single-phase smart meters and 0.5 million three-phase smart meters with GPRS-based communication modules. Founded in 2010, EESL is the resource procurement center for the government of India and initiated the e-procurement process, inviting international bids on August 3, 2018. According to the RFP, smart meter implementation is expected to be completed within 3 years.

Large-Scale Smart Metering Implementations Kickstart after Pilots


With more than 300 million electricity metering points, India is potentially the second biggest market for smart meters in the world after China. The government of India and the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited have announced ambitious road maps to upgrade the power grid by 2030. Such recent announcements have spurred a lot of activity, with both domestic and international meter vendors bidding for contracts, some of which have…

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