CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SCHEMES
Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)-2015
Launched: 18 September 2015
Main Objective: To ensure 24/7 power for all.
The Government of India will provide financial support of Rs. 45,800 crore over the entire implementation period of IPDS under which strengthening of sub-transmission network, metering, IT application, customer care Services, provisioning of solar panels will be implemented.
ABOUT COMPLETE SCHEME
Electricity is the most important factor in the economic growth of any country. And the most critical segment of Power Sector chain including Generation, Transmission and Distribution, is the Distribution Sector.
Efficient management of the distribution of electricity sector is mandatory as it acts as an interface between the utilities and the consumers. The real challenge in the power sector today lies in efficiency.
However, the poor financial health of the distribution utilities in the States has resulted in inadequate investment in the distribution network making it difficult to meet the increasing demands of power in urban areas.
The Benefits of Integrated Power Development Scheme
To help keep pace with the increase in demand for electricity, the Government of India will provide budgetary support of Rs. 45,800 crore over the entire implementation period of IPDS. The project will have the following features:
1. In Varanasi the overhead power lines will be converted into underground cabling, especially near the ghats as well as in close proximity of the temples.
2. The electric assets at Sub – centres, lines and distribution transformers will be upgraded along with capacity enhancement and renewal of the old sub – stations.
3. Roof-top solar panel will be installed in government buildings.
4. IPDS will help in reduction in AT&C losses (Aggregate Technical & Commercial).
5. IT enabled energy accounting / auditing system will be established.
6. End-to-end metering to ensure proper accounting, billing, load pattern assessment and planning of infrastructure required.
7. Proper metering will also help in identifying high loss pockets so as to initiate remedial measures towards reduction of losses.
8. Improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and improvement in collection efficiency.