“The scheme will bring improvement in consumer satisfaction and power supply reliability, monitoring of all feeders, proper energy accounting and auditing as meter data will be acquired automatically from remote avoiding any human intervention,” said the proposal
August 20, 2019. By News Bureau
The Centre has announced that it has decided to launch IT-enabled Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) in 53 small towns of J&K to advance electricity supply to the people.
These towns, comprising Uri, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Pampore and Chrar-i-Sharief, have a population of close to 4 lakhs, with about 88,000 electricity consumer families. “The scheme will bring improvement in consumer satisfaction and power supply reliability, monitoring of all feeders, proper energy accounting and auditing as meter data will be acquired automatically from remote avoiding any human intervention,” said the proposal.
The J&K Power Development department will be implementing the project after having executed such a system in bigger towns of the state.
“This program is an extension of the IT system to smaller towns which spans from data acquisition at distribution level to monitoring of results of steps taken to provide an IT backbone and strengthening of the electricity distribution system,” the proposal said. The initiative will help the authorities calculate the correct transmission losses and ensure development of system for automated daily calculation of reliability indices.
The Centre’s IPDS for urban areas involves strengthening of sub transmission and distribution network in urban areas, provisioning of solar panels on government buildings and the metering of feeders, distribution transformers and consumers.
The IT enablement of this system in smaller towns of India was sanctioned in 2017 and is being rolled out in J&K now.
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