New Delhi (NVI): The smart meter programme of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Power Ministry, reached Andaman and Nicobar Islands today, with
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launching it in the union territory .
The programme entails installation of 76,000 smart meters under the
government’s Deen Dayal
Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana and Integrated Power Development Scheme.
EESL has signed an agreement with electricity department of Andaman and Nicobar administration to enable the multiple benefits to the consumers and DISCOMs
Speaking during the launch of the programme, Naidu said, “I am happy to have launched the project for the replacement of traditional electricit meters with smart meters.
Smart meters will increase the ease of bill payment & eliminate the possibility of incorrect billing.”
He added that paperless billing would also help the environment by saving trees.
EESL has already commissioned first 10 Smart Meters in the union territory and hopes to enable more billing efficiency and consumer satisfaction.
Introduction of energy-efficient technologies, including smart meters, is aimed at reducing electricity network losses and cut greenhouse gas emissions.