Online monitoring of power plants has upped production’  Again a good initiative by Gujarat government. India got some of the best talent in IT , all of the world is using this talent in full force except us. There are some steps like  R-APDRP taken by central government to improve the IT-ization of the distribution sector. The government and power sector should also take step to have online monitoring solutions for older plants.

Gujarat government’s initiative of online monitoring of state ownedpower plants has increased efficiency of even four-decade-old plants, said chief ministerNarendra Modi, while inaugurating the 8th International Conference on e-Governance (ICEG-2011) and 3rd regional e-Governance Knowledge Sharing Summit (KSS-2011) at a private university on SG Highway.

“Computerisation of the entire process right from the use of raw material, mainly coal, to generation has resulted into better productivity. In 2000-01, the load factor, or the measure of output of a power plant, was 60 per cent. Today, it is 85 per cent,” he said.

Gujarat is working on different modules under the e-Urja project to increase efficiency in the power sector right from inputs to distribution to utilize every single unit of electricity, he said adding that already few of them are being used.

He said that technology has not only increased revenues in RTO and entertainment departments but also improved services of 108, public distribution system and disaster management.

Speaking at the occasion, R Chandrashekhar, secretary, department of IT, ministry of communication and information technology, Government of India said, “In just a decade, the size of the IT industry has gone up from $1 billion to over $ 100 billion currently. Besides, the number of subscribers in telecom has increased from 100 million to 900 million during the same period.”

“The time has come to bring together the growth of telecom sector and the strength of IT sector to accelerate the pace of development,” he said adding that synergizing the strength of these two segments has a big potential for various applications particularly easy and effective delivery of services to the people.



Mechanical engineer with experience in Power Plant maintenance , operation and auditing for ISI marked products. MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad. Working as Consultant for Bridge to India Pvt. Ltd. Expertise in: 1) Power sector regulations 2) Financial Modelling 3) Project Development solar PV plants 4) Strategic consulting 5) Report writing

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