Technical Session : Technology Roadmaps - Interoperable, Intelligent & Secure

Summit Stage
Technical Session - VC

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The recently announced “Revamped Reforms-based and Results-linked, Distribution Sector Scheme” by the Ministry of Power, Government of India aims to provide 100% prepaid metering for all consumers by March 2025.

The scheme focuses on installation of smart prepaid meters for all consumers, communicable meters integrated with AMI for all DTs & Feeders and a unified billing and collection system. It provides conditional financial assistance to all state/UT owned DISCOMs for strengthening of their supply infrastructure provided 100% operation of consumer metering including agriculture consumers shall be covered through prepaid or smart prepaid mode.

Given March 31, 2026 will be the sunset date beyond which no Central funds will be released, it’s time DISCOMs start, implement & scale up the deployment of smart meters and its associated infrastructure.