Adani wins contract to install 1.80 mn smart meters for BEST power consumers


The Adani Group has won a Rs 1,250 crore contract to install 1.80 million Smart Meters for electricity consumers of the Bombay Electric Supply & Transport (BEST).

Adani Transmission (ATL)’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) partner will complete the deployment of smart meters in two-and-half years, said the company’s Distribution CEO Kandarp Patel.

Besides installing the Smart Meters for all the users along with the related communication and cloud infrastructure, the ATL will maintain them for a period of seven-and-half years for the BEST on a design-build-finance-own-operate-transfer basis.

This project will cover end-to-end Smart Metering for distribution infrastructure and end consumers of BEST, with complete energy accounting and zero manual intervention.

It will empower BEST power consumers — all located in south Mumbai — to monitor online consumption patterns and take corrective action if needed, in addition to options like pre-paid billing, net-metering facilities for housing complexes and commercial buildings with roof-top solar energy plants, etc.

BEST will be able to carry out remote connection and disconnection for bill defaulters, while the power regulators could offer consumers friendly time of day tariffs and increase overall efficiency in electricity distribution.