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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 in term of Power Distribution Tariffs for India – 2018
Opportunity Tracker for EPC Companies, OEM’s, Package & Component Suppliers under Grid Up gradation, Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Integration Initiative.
It seems that power industry in India is not done yet in gaining all the attention. Since, 2014 the industry has been into limelight, courtesy the initiatives taken by the Indian government. After, quite a good number of schemes, policies & reforms introduced into the sector over the short span of three years, the government still doesn’t seems satisfied as building upon the same continues. After UDAY, Saubhagya scheme is another more talked about fresh addition into the list. But, unlike UDAY which at large was dedicated to the distribution facet of power industry, Saubhagya Scheme is believed to touch the entire value chain catering all the three legs – generation, distribution & transmission . From gencos to power exchanges & traders, transmission utilities to discoms , OEMs to package & component suppliers to EPC players, Saubhagya Scheme opens up a wide opportunity zone for all. To tap this underlying opportunity on pan India as well as regional basis , enincon consulting attempts to come up with a in-depth research study onto the same.
UDAY scheme was touted as the next paladin to bail out the struggling Discoms, in order to turn them green in a time horizon of 3-4 years from 2015/16. Though was optional for the states, as of now 27 States/UTs are on board and INR 2,32,163 Crore of bonds have been issued which accounts for 85% of the debt to be restructured under this scheme. The cumulative AT&C* Loss stands at 20.42% with ACS-ARR Gap of INR 0.45/kWh. Also, tariff revision of 25 states have been done out of participating states.
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.
Indian power sector has undergone numerous policy changes over the years. The policy landscape in India has progressively evolved since independence but a radical change in the power sector of the country vis-à-vis competition, private sector involvement and investments was witnessed post 1991. Till early 1990’s the power sector in India was shielded away from any kind of involvement from the private sector. However the mounting pressure on government resources to support capacity additions , repeated delays encountered by the state utilities and growing demand-supply gap urged the government of India to open the power generation sector to private participation along with country’s globalization policy. Since then private players have put in continuous efforts to raise power generation portfolio of the country
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.
ENINCON in it’s report“Tracking Conventional & Unconventional Power Sector Opportunities in India 2013”explores the entire power generation sector value-chain in India and developments in domestic power generation markets, to provide valuable insights on the likely Power Sector Opportunities in India 2013.