Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd. a provider of electricity metering solutions become the first company in the Asia Pacific to achieve the milestone of supplying 1.5M Smart Meters to EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd), bearing testimony of the manufacturing capability of an Indian company for such an advance meter amid global competition. EESL plays a vital role in implementing India’s ambitious plan of rolling out 240 million Smart Meters in the next 3 years as planned by the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
Jitendra K Agarwal, Jt Managing Director, Genus Power said: “As a leader in the Smart Metering industry we are proud to be the first in India to achieve this figure. The Smart Meters commissioned in various states have played an important role during the COVID 19 pandemic. The nationwide lockdown and social distancing prohibited DISCOMs from physically taking the monthly meter readings. All states where Genus Power Smart Meters were installed have been able to take readings remotely that resulted in bill generation & collection, helping DISCOMs to sustain their operations.”
Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL stated: “Smart Meters offer numerous benefits to DISCOMs as well as consumers. They also have the potential to make the power sector increasingly resilient, transparent, digitized and accountable. A seamless and consumer-focused energy ecosystem is the way forward, thus we must encourage the adoption of smart meters across the country.”