IT Projects

Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP)

Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, has launched the Restructured Accelerated PowerDevelopment and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) in the XI Five year Plan. Power FinanceCorporation Limited (PFC) has been designated by Ministry of Power, Govt. of Indiaas the Nodal Agency for the programme. The programme spans from data acquisitionat distribution level till monitoring of results of steps taken to provide an ITbackbone and strengthening of the Electricity Distribution system across the Countryunder the programme. The objective of the programme is reduction of AT&C lossesto 15% in project areas. The program is divided into 2 parts: Part-A and Part-B.

Part-B includes distribution strengthening projects.

The Programme

Programme consists of Part-A covering Information Technology application in theelectricity distribution system and Part B covering the System strengthening, improvementand augmentation of distribution system capacity. Both parts entail planning ofmeasures to be taken under the programme, implementation of such measures to betaken and monitoring / evaluation of results / impact of the programme as a wholeand of its various components across the Country. The focus of the programme shallbe on actual, demonstrable performance in terms of loss reduction. Establishmentof reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate base linedata, and the adoption of Information Technology in the areas of energy accountingwill be essential for the success of the R-APDRP.

  • The Programme is proposed to be implemented on all India basis covering Towns andCities with a population of more than 30,000 (10,000 in case of Special CategoryStates) as per population data of 2001 Census.
  • Projects under the scheme shall be taken up in Two Parts. Part-A shall include theprojects for establishment of baseline data and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing& IT based consumer service centers. Part-B shall include regular distribution strengtheningprojects.

The activities to be covered under each part are as follows

Part – A : Preparation of Base-line Data System for the projectarea covering Consumer Indexing, GIS Mapping, Automatic Metering (AMR) on DistributionTransformers and Feeders, and Automatic Data Logging for all Distribution Transformers& Feeders and SCADA / DMS system. It would include Asset Mapping of the entire distributionnetwork at and below the 11kV transformers and include the Distribution Transformersand Feeders, Low Tension lines, poles and other distribution network equipment.It will also include adoption of IT applications for meter reading, billing & collection;energy accounting & auditing; MIS, Redressal of consumer grievances and establishmentof IT enabled consumer service centers etc.

The I.T. implementation agency (ITIA) would supply, install and commission one integratedIT solution within the broad framework provided in the SRS (System Requirement Specification)document. Steering Committee of Ministry of Power under the guidance of Ministryof Power has finalized a detailed SRS document which covers all the components ofthe project including hardware, software, networking, GIS among others which shallhelp the utilities improve their performance.

R-APDRP Part-A programme is being implemented in 33 towns of Bihar.