State-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) have witnessed a substantial drop in their losses, power minister Raj Kumar Singh said on Tuesday. Discom’s losses have narrowed to Rs17,352 crore in 2017-18 from Rs51,096 crore in FY16.
Despite electricity supply being handed over to the private company Tata Power Limited, city consumers are not getting relief. In fact, consumers complaining are facing humiliation at the hands of company’s guards. This came out at a meeting presided by Ajmer Vidhyut Vitran Nigam Ltd’s managing director BM Bhamu on Wednesday.
The DISCOM is dying, at least as we know it. World over, disruptions in technology, regulations, and business models are forcing traditional power distribution companies to take stock of what the future portends for them.
Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES has won a USD 1 million grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to develop and deploy the countrys first Behavioural Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme in south and west Delhi.
In a country that loses a quarter of its electricity to theft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency — Varanasi — has shown a way out by pushing distribution cables underground and deploying technology to track illegal connections.