New Delhi, India: HCL Infosystems, an IT firm, has bagged a contract worth INR 100 crore from the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB). The contract, under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (RAPDRP), will entail deployment of a state wide solution to establish the baseline data and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing and IT based consumer service centres in 14 towns, comprising 30 sub division offices and 293 other offices.
Apart from implementing the real time automated meter reading system (AMR), HCL will be setting up a Disaster Recovery Center, and also modernise the existing data centre along with creating a Wide Area Network. This project will further help HPSEB in rapid and accurate decision making towards power procurement, understanding the gaps in day-to-day operations. The implementation will also involve a seamless integration with systems like SAP, CRM, Billing, GIS. With the deployment, HCL will be further strengthening the Electricity Distribution System Infrastructure of HPSEB and implementing measures to curb losses. For example, the aggregate technical and commercial losses reported by HPSEB in 2007-08 were 15.82 per cent.
Rajeev Asija, Executive Vice President, System Integration and International Business said, “Power is a very important subject and the movement started by the RAPDRP will completely transform the electricity distribution system in the country reducing losses and adding greater efficiency.”
In 2009, HCL won INR 500 crore’s RAPDRP project of Rajasthan state.