Reduction In Power Loss

Odisha has achieved 5 per cent reduction in aggregate technical & commercial (AT &C) loss in Power Sector during the 2016-17 fiscal.

This was revealed at the review of power distribution sector by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here today.
According to sources, during the year 2015-16 the total AT&C loss in LT system was around 51.57 per cent which was reduced to 46.45 per cent in the year 2016-17.
The loss reduction during the first four months has been more than 1.5 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal
During the first four months of the current fiscal year it has further been reduced around 1.5 percent, said sources adding the reduction loss has been highest ( 21.27pc)  in Ghatgaon sub-division under NESCO followed by Gopalpur sub-division ( 20 per cent)  under SOUTHCO and Kaurnumda subdivision (18.30 per cent) under WESCO.
Reviewing the progress, the Chief Secretary directed all the DISCOMs to achieve seven per cent reduction in AT & C loss in LT sector during the current year.

He further appraised about various measures taken for strengthening of power supply system and performance in billing and collections. Billing agencies are being engaged through transparent tender process. Performance based incentive system has also been introduced in various divisions as a result of which billing and collection track has shown upward trend.

Review showed that as per 2011 census, total households in the State were 96 lakhs.  Out of this, so far more than 68 lakh houses have been electrified. More than 3.18 lakh houses were provided new connection during the year 2016-17. In the current year 1,21,310 new households were provided new connection by end of July, 2017. Target was set to provide power connection to the balance 28 lakh houses by end of March, 2018.
CESU CEO Md. Sidique Alam, GRIDCO Director, Finanace Bibhu Prasad Mohapatra, DGM Rural Electrification Corporation Santosh Sahoo along with CEOs of all DOSCOMs and senior officers of the department participated in discussions. 

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