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Tender deadline: 13 July, 2015

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In India, a subsidiary of the Gas Authority of India Limited (Gail) has issued a tender for a smart metering system to be deployed in Bangalore (Bengaluru), the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state.

Gail Gas Limited is a wholly owned part of Gail Limited, the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India.

The natural gas distributor is running an e-tender for Indian manufacturers or subsidiaries of foreign manufacturers to supply a smart metering system for domestic and commercial customers.

The supplier will also be responsible for related services such as recommending the most appropriate location for placing data concentrators as well as integrating and commissioning the smart metering/automatic meter reading system and billing software using walk-by and drive-by solutions.

Interested parties can attend a pre-bid meeting on 22 June, 2016 at the utility’s Bangalore office.

For further details, contact DGM on contractsblr@meconlimited.co.in

Smart meters in India

India’s smart metering market is set to experience massive growth, according to a report released early this year.

Overall power sector investment will include adding 43 million new electricity connections and nearly 3 million kilometers of new circuits, stated the study by US company Northeast Group.

Leading Indian vendors include Secure, Genus, HPL, Larsen&Toubro, Avantha, and Reliance.

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