Future Opportunities

With an implementation target of 250 million smart meters, the Power Ministry has notified timelines for the replacement of existing meters with smart meters in selected areas by December 2023 and pan-India by March 2025.

In order to facilitate the implementation process, the Government of India has launched the Revamped Distribution Reforms Scheme (RDSS) with an outlay of Rs 3.03 lakh crore with special emphasis on grant-based support for smart metering.

Driven by RDSS and Ministry of Power guidelines on smart metering timelines, tenders for 46.3 million smart meters are ongoing in various states.