New Delhi- The Union Secretary of Power, Alok Kumar on Saturday asked the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) to complete the Smart Metering Project in Kashmir Valley ahead of the given deadline.
Kumar passed these directions while chairing 16th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) here, an official spokesperson said.
He said that Joint Secretary (UT), Ministry of Home Affairs; Chairperson CEA; Principal Advisor Energy, NITI Aayog; CMDS of REC/PFC/PGCIL from central government and Principal Secretary PDD, H. Rajesh Prasad; Managing Director KPDCL, Yasin M Choudhary besides Managing Director JPDCL, Shiv Anant Tayal from J&K attended the meeting.
Union Secretary, the spokesperson said, had detailed review and discussion on salient features of RDSS and was apprised of progress on the RDSS scheme implementation by KPDCL.
Kumar, he said, discussed and took stock of an action plan for reduction of AT&C losses to 12-15 per cent by 2024-25 and reduction of ACS-ARR gap to zero by 2024-25.
“Union Secretary was informed about the development of smart metering projects and loss reduction schemes vis-a-vis LT AB cabling under RDSS scheme of KPDCL,” the spokesperson said, adding “He also discussed 13 tender packages under Distribution Infrastructure Works for Loss Reduction and was apprised of its detailed progress,”
During the meet, the spokesperson said, Smart Metering Project was also taken up for discussion and Union Secretary directed the officials of KPDCL to complete the project before the given deadline.
“Union Secretary appreciated the groundwork of KPDCL which has resulted in decrease in AT&C loss of the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited. He directed the officials to speed up appointment of PIAs so that the remaining projects are taken up at an earliest,” he said.
The Corporation, the spokesperson said, assured the Union Secretary that they will continue their efforts with same zeal and devotion to further bring down the AT&C losses to around 15% by the end of 2024-2025.
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