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Power Distribution Outlook in India 2017

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Evaluating the current dynamics and future outlook

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.

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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 ?

Contents and Coverage

  • Structural overview of power distribution in India
  • Current dynamics of power distribution sector in India
  • Region wise track of power distribution capacity – network operations and finances
  • Status of power tariff structure , specifically focusing on CSS, network charge and other related surcharge
  • AT&C losses and trends
  • Business opportunity in power distribution segment and the outlook status till 2022
  • Smart grid opportunity and outlook
  • Capacity outlook of substations
  • Transformation capacity outlook
  • Billing and metering efficiency outlook
  • UDAY’s impact and compatibility
  • Privatization outlook and franchising business case for likely discoms and states

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  • First hand sector knowledge and inputs
  • Primary research inputs from F2F interviews with domain experts
  • Experts insights and market reviews taken into consideration
  • Validated data and analysis
  • Opportunity mapping and market sizing
  • Germinates from minds that think fresh to evolve path finding guide for all stake holders through quality information and analysis
  • Free query handling and analyst support for three months from the date of report procurement

Key Highlights:

  • Structural overview of power distribution segment in terms of SEB’s and private utilities
  • Tracking peak power demand-supply estimation and challenges thereof
  • Tracking power distribution capacity trends
  • Evaluating past trends and outlook in power distribution network , operations and financial set up for different states in India
  • Consumer category wise break up of power demand and revenue
  • Energy Efficiency Practices and Outlook
  • Tracking future outlook of sub-station capacity

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