Moving in this direction, the Power Ministry is likely to award the works to have IT-driven power distribution in as many as 2,636 towns across the country by the end of December this year. The savings on this account, once the work is completed in these towns, could be in the range of Rs 10,000 crore annually.
IT enabled power distribution systems helps discoms reducing aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses. This aids them to monitor the feeders online. Besides IT driven power distribution system provides consumers a host of services like online bill payment, applying for new connection and knowing status of power supply situation in these towns in real time basis.
Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd. (APCPL), Jhajjar has been supplying power to the BSES DISCOMs in Delhi, viz BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL) & BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. since 05.03.2011. The power allocated to these DISCOMs from APCPL is 445 MW (372 MW & 73 MW respectively) & average monthly energy bill is presently of the order of Rs. 87 Cr. (Rs. 73 Crs. & Rs. 14 Crs. respectively) for the current financial year.
Goyal said electricity can be offered to the industry on a long term basis for 10-15 years and at a fixed cost, even if it comes at a slight escalation. This, he said, will encourage industry to consider new investment opportunities in states, leading to new job creation opportunities.
In order to create job opportunities in every state, power, coal, RE and mines minister of state (Independent Charge), Piyush Goyal has proposed to states to encourage industry and enterprises and consider new investment and growth opportunities by offering them quality supply of power at an affordable price.
The Government will adopt new technologies to make coal-based power generation cleaner and also set up a pool of capital to fund research on green energy technologies with contribution from public sector companies, in which private enterprises could also take part, power, coal and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal said. India has set a target […]