UT to cut down power losses to 13%

UT to cut down power losses to 13%

The UT electricity department has planned to bring down transmission and distribution (T&D) losses to 12.65% by 2021-22 financial year. The UT electricity department in its multi-year tariff (MYT) petition submitted before the joint electricity regulatory commission (JERC), have submitted the target.

Recently, the JERC had refused to entertain UT power department’s plea wherein the UT had expressed their inability to cut down the losses below the limit approved by the JERC. But, the commission in its latest order had rejected UT’s plea. In the MYT petition, the department has submitted that the T&D loss for the financial year 2016-17 was 13.65%, which will be reduced to 13.05% (2019-20) , 12.85% (2020-21) and 12.65% (2021-22).

As per the directions of the commission, T&D losses of Chandigarh should not be more than 13.25%. The department has been taking a plea that the high T&D losses have occurred due to non-availability of interstate transmission point within boundaries of Chandigarh and metering is done at 400KV (Nalagarh), 220KV (Mohali) and 220KV (Dhulekote). Read more

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