Transmission and Distribution Losses were 5.48 % in the year 2015-16 which is the lowest. However, in the year 2016-17 EPDCL have achieved 4.18% which is new record in the progress of APEPDCL.
Additional Infrastructure added to the system are as follows
New 33/11 KV substations
New 33 KV Feeders
New 11 KV Feeders
New LT Line
New 11 KV Line
New 33 KV Line
New Distribution Transformers
New Service Connections
So far, 32.48 Laksh old meters were replaced with new IRDA Meters and 83.53 % readings were taken through IRDA meters.
In the process of arresting pilferage of energy, so far 23,676 cases were booked and an amount of Rs. 42.59 Crores assessed out of which Rs. 22.76 crores were collected.
To provide consumer friendly environment, new connection registration facility was extended through mee-seva centres.
As per the directions of AP Govt, 931 new energy efficient pump sets were installed as a pilot program in Rajanagaram. A target of 2.13 Lakhs pump sets are to be installed in the coming 3 years of period.
To redress the consumer grievances, every Monday through Grievances redressal the issues of consumers were taken up. Apart from that through 1912 customer complaints were resolved to the satisfaction of the consumers.
As part of village electrification, 100 % electrification of village households is achieved by providing electricity to 1, 88,836 village households.
In order to strengthen the infrastructure, Govt. of India have sanctioned works were awarded to contractors to erect 80 substations at a cost of Rs. 170 Crores and to replace the old lines at a cost of Rs.4.24 Crores in the villages adopted by Honble members of parliament.
As part of IPDS scheme, to develop the town infrastructure in 5 districts of 29 towns, Govt. of India have sanctioned the scheme at Rs. 300.01 Crores. Under this scheme, so far, Rs. 41.02 Crores were released. Actions were taken up to construct 34 new sub-stations. So far, 2 new sub-stations were constructed.
Under DDG Scheme, an amount of Rs. 44.48 Crores were sanctioned by Govt. of India to provide electricity to 171 tribal hamlets in the districts of Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam. So far 158 hamlets were electrified and 3,373 houses were given solar power electric connection.
Under ST sub-plan, an amount of Rs. 8.67 Crores were released for the electrification of tribal hamlets. So far, 119 tribal hamlets were electrified and 1801 households were provided with electricity.
As part of R-APDRP Part-B, to strengthen the infrastructure an amount of Rs. 61.82 Crores were sanctioned and all the works were completed.
To implement SCADA in Visakhapatnam town for 28 sub-stations an amount of Rs. 34.58 Crores were sanctioned and works are in progress.
With the help of World Bank funds, to provide reliable 24X7 power supply, formulation and submission of detailed project report proposals for an amount of Rs. 1032 Crores are in progress. Apart from that, in the coastal area of Visakhapatnam covering 23 sub-stations, the existing electrical line infrastructure is to be replaced with underground cable system at a cost of Rs. 720 Crores is targeted for completion by 2018.
AP Govt. is encouraging the installation of solar powered motors. In this program, with the help of Govt. of India , so far 6000 pump sets of rating 3 HP and 5 HP were allotted. So far 3333 were released. Remaining pump sets are targeted to release by the end of this year.
DELP ( DSM based efficient Lighting programme) - In this programme it is decided to distribute two LED bulbs to 39.60 Lakh consumers in all 5 districts of DISCOM totalling to 79.20 Lakh LED bulbs distribution. So far, 75.40 Lakh LED bulbs were distributed. With this programme, it is estimated that 74 units per LED bulb will be saved/conserved. So far 690.57 million units were conserved thereby Rs. 257 Crores were saved. Apart from that, it is decided to provide 11, 55,900 LED bulbs to distribute to 5, 77,950 SC & ST consumers. So far, 2, 46,971 LED bulbs were distributed.
DEFP ( Domestic efficient fan programme) - As a pilot programme, it is decided to distribute two numbers 5-star rated DEFP fans by replacing old fans in Narsapuram and its surrounding areas in west Godavari district. It is decided to collect in Rs. 52 per fan in 24 instalments through the electricity bills. So far 41,061 fans were distributed. It is decided to distribute 12 Lakhs fans in phase-2.
Central govt has given a target to APEPDCL to setup solar roof top to generate 84 MW. So far 5.95 MW achieved through 343 connections. In APEPDCL, 21.4 MW solar power plants were synchronized and 49.75 MW solar power plant works are in progress.
In 2016-17, it is decided to build 48 offices for ERO, sub-division offices and section offices at an expenditure of 27.87 Crores. So far 25 offices were built and 23 offices are under construction.
As part of IT initiatives, the services were extended through mee-seva centers
Eased the process of new service connection
Paperless office was set up with help of e-office.
Mobile app was introduced to pay the electricity bills
To increase the revenue collections, daily D-list was introduced.
Apna-csc project was implemented in all 5 districts.
Consumers were enabled to know the power supply position by means of AP Vidyut pravah app.
For HT Consumers, kaizala group was created to know the requirements and grievances of consumers.
OMS Outage Management System was introduced to know and to regulate the power supply interruptions in 3169 feeders. The status of power supply is intimated to the concerned officer through an SMS to take quick necessary action. With this system, SAIDI/SAIFI values can be measured.
Centralized payments: In this system the bills of contractors can be released in time.
HT Billing dates were modified from 22nd to 1st of the month to ease the energy audit.
APEPDCL has bagged the following awards
Utility achieving fastest Rural Electrification in last decade awarded by IPPAI
Quality of service awarded by Indian Chamber of commerce
National Energy Conservation awarded by Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Increase in solar pump sets - awarded by MNRE
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