Haryana, India: The Union Power Ministry, Government of India, approved the projects worth INR 1.66 billion for 36 towns in the Haryana state under Restructured-Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP).
The R-APDRP requires power agencies to complete consumer indexing, implement GIS and metering of distribution transformers and feeders. The programme also requires asset mapping of the entire distribution network, comprising distribution transformers, feeders, low tension lines, poles and other distribution network equipment of the towns where the projects are to be implemented.
Sudhir Rajpal, Managing Director, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), said, “The Steering Committee of the Central Ministry for the R-APDRP has given nod to IT-based projects worth INR 90.47 million for 16 towns in the jurisdiction of the DHBVN and of INR 75.16 million for 20 towns in the jurisdiction of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).”
“Projects under the R-APDRP have to be completed within a period of three years. Therefore, the common proposal document for both the agencies has been already prepared by IT consultants. Soon, an IT agency will be finalised which will be implementing the projects,” he added.
IT applications would be adopted for different activities of energy accounting and auditing. Establishment of IT-based consumer service centres and consumer grievance system would be the major features of the projects, he added.
As per official records, the DHBVN is the first power distribution agency in India to get 16 projects approved under the programme of the Government of India.