Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will replace 75,000 conventional electricity meters with smart meters in Delhi.

A company statement said that EESL has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for the same.

As per the MoU, EESL will fund, build, operate and manage the implementation of smart metering (AMI) solution in the project area. It will select a system integrator to implement the AMI solution within six months, integrating it with NDMC IT legacy applications.

Implementing smart meters is one of the operational performance parameters under the Centre’s Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The scheme is aimed at reducing the losses of power distribution companies.

EESL has started its first Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project and will deploy 5 million smart electric meters in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The first on-ground project has already begun in Varanasi.