India : Telangana’s power distribution company bags IPPAI Power Award 2017

Hyderabad: Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) has secured ‘IPPAI Power Award 2017’ under the category of ‘Innovation’ for innovative steps taken under energy efficiency programmes.

TSSPDCL chairman and managing director G Raghuma Reddy will receive the award at a ceremony scheduled to be held during the 18th Regulators and Policymakers Retreat at Belgaum in Karnataka on October 28.

TSSPDCL will receive the award for innovative steps for energy efficiency including distributed solar generation, agricultural DSM measures, distribution of LED bulbs, installation of HVDS system and reduction of distribution losses.

For first time in the country, the distribution company (discom) adopted an innovative approach of adding solar capacities in a Decentralised Distributed General Model for achieving high quantum of solar capacity additions and reduce carbon footprint.

So far, around 2,059 MW of solar power has been synchronised to the grid including largest procurement of 2,000 MW solar power in a single tender across the country. Another 1,050 MW is expected to be added by the end of this financial year.

The discom has distributed over 2.6 lakh LED bulbs under UJALA scheme and helped in conservation of 34 million units per year in the State. The State has installed High Voltage Distribution Systems for power supply to agriculture sector to reduce distribution losses and prevent power thefts.

About 51,686 transformers were installed conserving about 300 million units per year and also saving around Rs 135 crore per year. It has succeeded in reducing distribution losses by around 1.5 per cent and helped in conservation of 560 million units per year as well as saved Rs 226 crore per year.

TSSPDCL is also replacing old electro mechanical energy meters with infrared technology based electric meters to provide accurate bills for power consumption to consumers. The discom replaced 41.5 lakh electro mechanical meters with new infrared port meters.


Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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