Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme
The Government had launched Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (APDRP) in the year 2002-03, meanwhile, all India level AT&C loss stood at 33.07%. In continuation to the APDRP during the XI Five Year Plan the Government of India approved to launch another project called Reformed Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP) with revised terms and conditions.
The focus of the programme shall be the actual, demonstrable performance in terms of sustained loss reduction, establishment of reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate base line data, and the adoption of IT in the areas of energy accounting.
Projects under the present scheme shall be taken up in Two Parts. Part-A shall include the projects for establishment of baseline data (Consumer Indexing, GIS mapping, metering etc.) and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing. Whereas in Part-B, Renovation, modernization and strengthening of 11 kV level Substations, Transformers/Transformer Centers, Re-conductoring of HT & LT lines, Load Bifurcation, Feeder Separation, Load Balancing, HVDS (11kv), Aerial Bunched Conductoring, replacement of electromagnetic energy meters with tamper proof electronic meters, installation of capacitor banks and mobile service centers etc. for reduction of AT & C losses.
Initially 100% funds for the approved projects shall be provided in the form of a loan from the Government of India in Part-A. The loan along with interest thereon shall be converted into a grant after establishment of the required Base-line data system within a stipulated time frame. In Part-B, up to 25% (90% loan for NE States) funds for the projects shall be converted as grant in five equal tranches on achieving 15% AT&C loss on sustainable basis for a period of five years.
The project area coverage will be urban areas – towns and cities with a population of more than 30,000. The population limit will be 10,000 in the case of Special Category States like Mizoram. In Mizoram, this project Part-A has been started in the selected 9 town viz. Aizawl, Champhai, Khawzawl, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Lunglei, Saiha, Saitual & Serchhip. Completion period of Part-A work for conversion of loan into grant was extended to another 2 years by the Ministrty of Power, GOI.
PFC Ltd., Nodal Agency for R-APDRP approved the project cost of Rs. 240.41 Crs. for Part B Project in 9 towns.