of the Project: Re-structured
Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Program (RAPDRP Part-A):
Strengthening of IT
infrastructure and services.
The Govt. of India in its 10th plan started Accelerated Power
Development and Reforms Program (APDRP) for reforms in power distribution
sector with the following objective:
- Reduction of AT&C losses
- Bringing out commercial viability
- Reduce outages and interruptions and
- Increasing consumer satisfaction
felt to continue the initiative of APDRP in 11th plan as well with additional
The program was re-designated as Re-structured Accelerated Power
Development and Reforms Program (R-APDRP). It has two components viz. Part-A
for IT initiatives and Part-B for Electrical Network strengthening.
RAPDRP Part - A IT Initiatives:
On review of the status and benefits achieved of APDRP, it was felt that
to have sustainable distribution business, it is essential to give impetus to
IT enabling of the sector on an integrated platform. The IT platform shall
assist in capturing and validating the energy and revenue model to gather in a
transparent manner with accuracy.
The project for implementing IT Initiatives in APEPDCL under R-APDRP
(Part-A) was sanctioned for Rs.61.447 Crores covering 29 towns.
Under Part-A, there are three groups viz.
- Packages essentially required by
most Utilities for setting up an IT backbone for collection of baseline data,
Energy Accounting / Auditing and establishment of Customer care centres such as MDAS, Energy Audit, New Connection, Disconnection & dismantling, GIS based
customer indexing, GIS based Network analysis, Centralized customer care centre, MIS & Web Self Service.
- Requirement based implementation of
Commercial Processes like Metering ,Billing and Collection for Utilities, who
do not have such IT enabled systems
- Other Optional Application Packages
like Asset management and Maintenance management.
R-APDRP Project: Modules and implementation works cover
under Part - A (IT)
Data Acquisition System (MDAS) : The main objective is to acquire meter
data from selected DTR's, Feeders, HT services, and Boundary meters automatically from remoteavoiding any
human intervention, monitor important distribution parameters, use meter data
for accurate billing purposes and generate exceptions and MIS reports for
proper planning, monitoring, decision support and taking corrective actions on
the business activities by the management. Data from around 21114 meters is retrieved daily and various exceptions
reports are generated from this MDAS module.
based customer indexing and asset mapping is planned for 14.98 lac consumer
services in 29 towns.
- GIS based integrated network analysis module .The
module shall be able to perform several types of analysis on balanced or
unbalanced three-phase, two phase and single-phase systems that are operated in
radial, looped, meshed or mixed configurations. The system shall be able to
create "what-if" studies and perform simulations to evaluate the impact
of modifications to existing network.
Audit module is used to monitor important distribution parameters, capture
hierarchical view of energy accounting, Network assets of power distribution
utilities, intelligent analysis tools for plugging loop holes and identifying
revenue leakage, adding into perform network planning and management
activities, calculate / identify technical and commercial losses at any point
in the network.
Reporting: The specification covers maintenance and generation of various
management information reports required for top management, middle level
management and respective unit offices.
Self Service The goal is to provide a high quality experience for the
customers and business associates that will provide them a user friendly web
portal that will make it easy for them to communicate with the utility though
the web instead of direct phone calls or visits. This portal will also act as a
source of information for the customers regarding policies and procedures. This
in turn will improve customer satisfaction and reduce work load on the
Call Center (CCC) is setup in Visakhapatnam corporate office for
receiving consumer complaints on power outages and other related issues.
components covered are:
of IT infrastructure in 150 specified offices under the project area.
of Data Centre & Disaster Recovery center. They are installed and
- Commissioned at Hyderabad and
Tirupati locations respectively.
Scope and current status:
Customer Care Center Setup
Live in APEPDCL since Dec 2011.
of IT infrastructure in specified offices under project area
in APEPDCL in Marā??2012.
& Commissioning of Data Centre & Disaster Recovery Centre.
& DR is operational since Sep2011 & Decā??2012
of various software modules and legacy integration
software modules being used by end users since 2013
based electrical Network mapping and consumer indexing in 29 Towns
with multiple iterations beyond the initial agreement Qty
wise Go Live Declaration
29 towns out of 29 in APEPDCL
wise Baseline MIS reports
reports generated for 28 towns in APEPDCL
(Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition):
PART-A: (IT Components):
An amount of Rs.13.16 Crs. sanctioned for
Visakhapatnam Town. Agreement entered with M/s. Chemtrols on 08-07-2014. Works
are under progress. The scheme closing date is 26.09.2016.
1) Field survey, Design, Engineering, Supply,
Installation, Testing and Commissioning of SCADA-DMS Software Applications,
Hardware including PCs, Servers, Routers, Switches, UPS, RTUs, FRTUs, MFTs,
Communication equipment, Aux power
supply etc, software like Data base, Network management (LAN, WAN) etc.
2) Integration with existing /under
implementation Billing, Customer Care System, GIS System under R-APDRP and any
other relevant system etc.
3) Facility Management Services (FMS) for
maintaining infrastructure, post successful completion of acceptance testing
for period of five years from the date of completion of acceptance test.
4) The Hardware and Software application and
configuration for SCADA-DMS control centre at APEPDCL Corporate Office, Data
Recovery Centre at APSPDCL Tirupathi.
5) Total 48 Nos. Substations in the
Visakhapatnam City are limited to 28 Nos. in the 1st Phase covered
in the SCADA-DMS project.
PART-B (Electrical Components): Project
sanctioned by M/s. PFC for Rs.21.42Crs. for Visakhapatnam Town. Tendering is
under process. The scheme closing date is 31.03.2017.
Scope of work:
SCADA compatible electrical equipment like 145 Ring Main units, 40 Nos 33KV & 11KV VCBs,
432 Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), 87 Nos Power Transformer Temperature
monitoring devices and 50Nos 24V DC Battery Charger units have been proposed at
48 Nos 33/11KV substations.