‘Need new tech, tools in power department’

Ranchi: Power officials from everywhere the country who gathered in Ranchi for a two-day national meet on ‘Regulatory Framework In Electricity Industry in India’ stressed that new IT projects like prepaid meters and related rules have been needed to be put in position to verify viability and grid self-discipline for uninterrupted energy for all.
Officials from Power System Operation Corporation (PSOC) New Delhi, Central Electricity Authority, Solar Energy Corporation of India, NTPC, IIT Kanpur, Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Limited, Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Limited, Power Grid, National Power Training Institute, Teesta Urja, Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Authority, Eastern Region Load Despatch Centre and Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited.

The two-day meet will strive to attract up a regulatory framework for the power sector in India, mechanisms for renewable power technology and grid integration, smart grid policies, energy demand forecasting and grid self-discipline. The convention is being jointly arranged via National Power Training Institute, JBVNL and PSOC.

“We have electrified 30 lakh households within the last two years. Four lakh households will be electrified within the next one month. Many of these households are in far off and tougher spaces of the state. Ensuring quality energy for such many households inside of such a brief span has been a formidable task, even though it is now posing critical issues in billing and income assortment,” JBVNL managing director Rahul Purwar said. He added, “To overcome this downside, suitable IT projects along with wanted rules are needed to be put in position to make sure that the power distribution corporate stays viable. Even folks's behavior need to undergo a change.”

State power secretary, Vandana Dadel, pointed out that intake of energy within the state, which stands at 612 kilo watt (KW) is much below that of the national reasonable of one,122KW. The state’s energy distribution corporate is facing an enormous monetary burden which has critical repercussions. She stressed that a complete highway map along with regulatory frameworks have been needed to be framed to make sure that discoms stay financially viable.

Former Damodar Valley Corporation chairman R N Sen, on the other hand, recommended that advent of prepaid smart meters is a great resolution for the reason that initiative would make sure that glide of enough cash to the power distribution corporate , to assist them meet coal purchase prices and run their operations.

“Another area which needs consideration is the high prevalence of Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses. Average AT&C losses within the country are very high around 40%. Though energy distribution corporations have been projecting their respective AT&C losses at around 22%, in truth utterly other,” Sen said, adding that rules have been needed to be framed to verify viability of energy distribution corporations.

Even Rajendra Kumar Pandey, director general, National Power Training Institute, stressed that the Indian energy state of affairs faces innumerable demanding situations and needed to be looked at once more. “There are many people who have put in roof top solar energy panels. These roof top solar energy turbines have enough energy storage capacity and need to be categorised as energy turbines with license to promote their surplus energy to neighboring buildings, for which special rules need to be framed,” he added.

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