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Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)

Topics Covered:  Government Policies. 

Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS): 


Context: 

A 50 kWp Solar roof top was recently inaugurated in Solan, Himachal Pradesh under the Integrated power development scheme of the Ministry of Power, Government of India. 

  • The project further reinforces the ‘Go Green’ Initiative of the government envisaged in the Urban Distribution scheme of the government of India. 

About IPDS: 

Power Finance Corporation(PFC) is the Nodal agency for implementation of the scheme. 

Launched in 2014 by Ministry of Power 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 under R-APDRP. 

Significance of the scheme: 

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. 

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

Launched 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. 

 

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InstaLinks: 

Prelims Link: 

  1. About IPDS. 
  2. About R-APDRP.
  3. What is national grid? 
  4. What are AT&C losses? 

 

Mains Link: 

Discuss the significance of IPDS. 

Sources: the Hindu.