Smart metering adoption in India – Now, Next and Beyond

Indian Power Sector is grappling with the challenge of high Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses which has significant impact on the Financial soundness of utilities. Smart metering technology will help to reduce the AT&C losses by minimizing human intervention and real-time data gathering in metering, billing and collection. India has a vision of replacing 250mn conventional energy meters in the country with smart meters. Further, COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of smart meter deployment in India considering the perceived benefits during the lockdown period, i.e. improvement in billing efficiency, collection efficiency, load management, and remote connection/disconnection services. Some distribution utilities could leverage smart metering for proper billing and collection.  Hence, smart metering will be most imminent and significant outcome of COVID-19. This smart metering transformation will enable the Indian utilities to react to the change, harness the present and chart the future while providing a foundation to smart grid and smart cities.

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On the webcast, our industry and subject matter experts bring the spotlight on opportunities and critical issues for embarking upon the smart metering adoption journey in India:

  • Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) - Current smart meter deployment status (SMNP) and way forward
  • Vishal Kapoor, Director, Ministry of Power - India vision of smart metering adoption
  • Reji Pillai, President Indian Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) - Innovative business models as per market dynamics
  • Amol Gupta, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank - Technology play in smart metering for aiding reforms in the power sector
  • Prashant Gupta, Advisory Partner - Cybersecurity, EY India - Importance of cybersecurity in smart metering
  • Paul Micallef, Global Digital Grid Leader, EY UK - Data analytics and unlocking the value of smart meter 


  • Somesh KumarPartner and National Leader, Power & Utilities, EY India
  • Vinit Mishra, Director, Technology Consulting, Power & Utilities, EY India


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