The “Integrated Power Development Scheme” (IPDS) was launched by Ministry of Power, Government of India with the objectives of:
1. Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network in the urban areas;
2. Metering of distribution transformers /feeders / consumers in the urban areas.
3. IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network as per CCEA approval dated 21.06.2013 for completion of targets laid down under Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) for 12th and 13th Plans by carrying forward the approved outlay for R-APDRP to IPDS.
The scheme will help in reduction in AT&C losses; establishment of IT enabled energy accounting / auditing system, improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and improvement in collection efficiency.
The estimated cost of the scheme with the components of strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks, including metering of consumers in the urban areas is Rs. 32,612 crore which includes the requirement of budgetary support from Government of India of Rs. 25,354 crore over the entire implementation period.
The component of IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network approved by CCEA in June, 2013 in the form of R-APDRP for 12th and 13th Plans will get subsumed in this scheme and CCEA-approved scheme outlay of Rs.44, 011 crore including a budgetary support of Rs. 22,727 crore will be carried over to the scheme of IPDS.
Ministry of Power, Government of India, has launched the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) in July 2008 with focus on establishment of base line data, fixation of accountability, reduction of AT&C losses upto 15% level through strengthening & up-gradation of Sub Transmission and Distribution network and adoption of Information Technology during XI Plan.Projects under the scheme shall be taken up in two parts. Part-A shall include the projects for establishment of baseline data and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing & IT based consumer service centres. Part-B shall include regular distribution strengthening projects and will cover system improvement, strengthening and augmentation etc.
PFC has been designated as the nodal agency to operationalise the programme and shall act as a single window service under R-APDRP. As nodal agency PFC shall receive a fee as well as the reimbursement of expenditure in implementation of the programme as per the norms to be decided by the RAPDRP Steering Committee.For details, go to www.ipds.gov.in