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With power distribution reforms gained momentum soon after the application of EA 2003 (where it was believed to be coined in mid 90’s) , Indian power distribution utilities came along way since then. With, introduction of reforms and multiple cognitive steps undoubtedly the power distribution sector stands improved by leaps from the erstwhile levels. Having said that, it indeed still represents the weakest link of the power generation, transmission and distribution chain. With, India having most of the discoms run as state authorities the pedigree for operational efficiencies and achievement of targeted revenue remains a seldom site. Barring Gujarat and few discoms of southern states the degree of AT&C loss levels decline over the past decade remains elusive. For sure, states like Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have depicted remarkable improvement but still owing to the large area of operations and the consumer handled thereof consistently tests the revenue cycle for the utilities.
Consumer & Distribution Utility Wise Comprehensive Track
Against the background of many positive changes in power sector, this dossier attempts to make a few analytical observations that are relevant for the states, their regulators and other stake holders
What erstwhile was ignored, has now gained pinnacle importance by Government as the future of power sector at large depends upon better financial health and consistent operations of DISCOMS. To ensure this objective Government did attempted FRPs for struggling Discoms in 2013 which tanked due to lack of timely implementation, forcing yet another scheme to turnaround the fate of state owned distribution utilities which has earned the nomenclature as UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana). The scheme is touted as the next paladin to bail out the struggling Discoms, potentially could see them turn green in a time horizon of 3-4 years from 2015/16.
By meticulously examining the regulation, the latest trends governing the key fuel resources and deeply analysing the possible impacts on all the stakeholders, enincon llp attempts to blend the factual power tariff data and present a dossier which would enable clients with reliable insights and better understanding of the power tariff dynamics in the country.