AP discoms among top 5 in power supply practices

Visakhapatnam: City-based Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) and Tirupati-based Southern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APSPDCL) have bagged the first and fourth ranks in an operational study of 10 selected discoms across the country conducted by Delhi-based Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFCL), a Government of India undertaking, recently.

PFCL selected Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (UGVCL), Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (DGVCL), Maharastra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd, Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd, Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd, Hubli Electricity Supply Company Ltd, Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd along with the two AP discoms for the study. None of the Telangana discoms were chosen for the study.

According to the study, APEPDCL ranked first, UGVCL second, DGVCL third and APSPDCL fourth best discoms based on the various services provided to consumers and reduction in aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses over a period of five years.

The study was advised by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy to examine the measures taken up to check commercial losses in discoms across 21 states following which a team of PFCL officials visited the 10 discoms.

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