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EESL floats second tender for procuring 5 million smart meters
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has floated its second tender for procuring five million smart meters to be installed on a pan-India basis, reports Nishtha Saluja.
“As of now, we have demand from Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for smart meters,” Saurabh Kumar, managing director at EESL, told ET. “We have aggregated demand for about one crore smart meters from across the country.”
The new smart meters tender is based on international competitive bidding process like the company’s previous tenders.
In a pre-bid meeting conducted on Tuesday, the tender elicited response from over 40 companies from across the country, said another person aware of the proceedings. Some of these players include Secure Meters, Landis Gyr, Genus, HPL and L&T. A JV of PSUs under the power ministry, EESL had last year invited bids for five million smart meters to be deployed across UP and Haryana.