With India’s generation portfolio turning gradually to renewable preferred one , the existence of very business case for efficient operational and financial performance remains to be the biggest challenge addressable. Honoring the power purchase agreement based upon long term may evolve as the biggest risk for the discoms owing to the falling tariff observed in renewable portfolio and gaining parity with thermal sources. In this regard the pace of network capacity addition track and the billing & metering efficiency track and holistic approach to uncover the other key operations and finances for the discoms for each state with an imperative of outlook assessment was long felt industry need.
Key Queries Resolved
- What would be the impact of UDAY scheme on ailing DISCOM’s situation in India ?
- What is the status of power distribution tariff structure in India ?
- What is the current status and trends in intra – state network length ?
- What would be the region wise status of capacity addition in the substations, transformation capacity in India ?
- What would be the region wise status on metering and billing efficiency in India ?
- What would be the region wise status of feeder segregation and demand & revenue breakup as per the consumers ?
- What would be the outlook of power distribution sector in India till 2022 ?
Business case for Power Distribution Sector in India
- Sterlite power and Vedanta to work in line to set up power distribution lines worth INR 10,000 crores
- Sikkim is the 22nd state to join the UDAY scheme . The state is projected to drive an overall net benefit of INR 356 crores through UDAY by way of cheaper funds , reduction in AT&C and transmission losses, interventions in energy efficiency etc
- Government of Jharkhand keen on raising investments into the power distribution & supply, power transmission and generation segments. The state is looking for electrifying all villages by end of 2017 and providing electric connection to all houses by December 2018. The state wants private players to join the power mission and their participation is solicited in rural distribution network franchisee
- Tata power plans to increase the distribution network capacity by 4GW
- India, likely to project an investment of USD 21.6 Billion in smart grid infrastructure within coming 9-10 years down the line