Bescom team studies IT initiatives of Maha discom
A team of officials from Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) visited Mumbai and extensively studied the Information Technology-based initiatives of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (Mahadiscom) for two days, which they are keen to replicate in Karnataka.
The team from Bengaluru comprising Bescom Director (Finance) Guru Prasad, General Manager Satish Kumar and Deputy General Manager Ramdas visited Prakashgad, the headquarters of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board and the MSEDCL data centre at Bandra, and some facilities at Nashik and the satellite township of Navi Mumbai.
The team met MSEDCL Managing Director Ajoy Mehta, Director (Projects) P U Shinde, Director Operations Abhijit Deshpande and Chief General Manager (IT) Yogesh Gadkari.
“Both the sides shared notes and held extensive deliberations,” MSEDCL spokesperson Ram Dotonde told Deccan Herald on Wednesday.
“We shared with them what we have done in implementing IT. At the same time, we would also be learning from them. In the future, there would be reciprocal visits of IT teams of both the sides,” he said.
“Mahavitaran (MSEDCL) is far ahead in IT enforcement and there is a lot to learn about the various initiatives implemented by them, including the billing system, online application for new connection, energy audit, infrared and radio frequency meters and computerised meter reading,” Guru Prasad said while wrapping up the two-day visit.