Integrated Power Development Scheme
Government of India has launched the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) to extend financial assistance against capital expenditure to address the gaps in sub transmission & distribution network and metering in Urban areas to supplement the resources of DISCOMs/Power Deptt. As apart from bridging the gaps in the requisite distribution infrastructure, there is also a need to focus on metering of consumers. End-to-end metering is a vital need of the power sector. Effective metering of all consumers will ensure proper accounting, billing, load pattern assessment and planning of infrastructure required.
Broad Objective of the Scheme:
- 24×7 Power supplies for consumers
- Reduction of AT&C losses as per trajectory finalized by MoP in consultation with States
- Providing access to power to all households
Scope of the Work:
Underground cabling to include additional demand of States and smart metering solution for performing UDAY States and Solar panels on Govt. buildings with net-metering are also permissible under the scheme.
- Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in the urban areas.
- Metering of distribution transformers / feeders / consumers in the urban areas.
- IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network.
- Schemes for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT enablement of balance urban towns are also included under IPDS. Scope of IT enablement has been extended to all 4041 towns as per Census 2011