Chennai, India: In India, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) in collaboration with Navayuga Info Tech kick start collecting details of each electricity service connection to develop GIS-based consumer indexing.
The exercise is being carried out under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) of the Union Ministry of Power, for which Coimbatore is one of the cities selected. The data collection work will go on for another six months.
The R-APDRP, taken up at a cost of INR 305 crore here, would focus on automation and improvement of the distribution lines. Infrastructure such as distribution lines would also be improved. Measures would be taken to reduce line loss from the current 18 per cent.
According to an official from TANGEDCO, Navayuga will collect data such as phone numbers, electricity load, street name, etc., and submit GIS-networked data to the corporation. The corporation already has consumption related details of each service connection. The company is also gathering details of the number and location of electricity poles and transformers here.
In future, the database will be linked to the fuse-off call office too. It will help improve service to the electricity consumers. In the long term, this will help the officials have the details of the entire electricity network of the city on the computer.
Source: The Hindu