JioThings Smart Utility Platform and EESL to enable smart prepaid meters
JioThings Smart Utility Platform, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) solution from JioThings, today announced a partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and French electric utility firm EDF to utilise one million smart prepaid metres in Bihar.
JioThings Smart Utility Platform aims to accelerate the digital transformation of the power utilities sector and contribute to the Indian government’s goal of installing 250 million smart metres. According to the company, the initiative will enable automated metre reading and advanced metering infrastructure in India using prepaid and postpaid metering. This secure and scalable solution will ensure dependable data collection and real-time two-way communication, resulting in cost savings and a more seamless experience while improving collections and efficiencies and eliminating service delays.
Kiran Thomas, CEO of Jio Platforms Limited, believes that the smart utility platform will have a transformative impact on the power sector. JioThings aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of smart IoT solutions and enable digital transformation by empowering them with smart solutions.
“Smart Metering is the pivot around which India’s next chapter of energy security reliability and consumer-driven market will be written,” says an EESL spokesperson. We at EESL are committed to implementing innovative solutions that will help India meet its energy efficiency targets.”
“We are thrilled to have Jio as our IoT partner. With this success, we are confident that 5G will accelerate the deployment of smart metres as other AMI service providers gain confidence in outsourcing to technology providers “The spokesperson continued.