EESL floats tender for procuring 5 million smart meters

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has floated its second pan-Indian tender for procuring 5 million smart meters. The tender is based on international competitive bidding and the meters will be installed in states across the country. In a pre-bid meeting, the tender reportedly elicited a response from over 40 companies. EESL has aggregated demand for nearly 10 million smart meters so far. In a separate development, 12 bidders have expressed interest in participating in the reverse e-auction for a tender for the procurement of 10 million prepaid meters floated by EESL in December 2017.