With a number of reformative measures and infrastructural upgradations taken up during last years, State is now on track towards quality power supply. A high level review meeting held under Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri. Gokul Chandra Pati in Secretariat Conference hall today has indicated positive trends in this direction. Reviewing the implementation of CAPEX programme in the State, Chief Secretary Sri Pati has directed all DISCOMs to focus on reduction of distribution loss ( AT & C loss ), replacement of defective meters , converting the power line wares to AB cables, improving the performance of billing system and undertaking energy audit.
Available data shouts that AT & C lots in Odisha has been brought down from 56.71% in 1999-2000 to 41. 21% in 2013-14 . During current year, the lots has been still reduced to 39%. It has been targeted to bring it down to the level of 37% by March, 2015 .The overall billing efficiency of all DISCOMS against EHT Line has been scaled up to 100%, against HT lines it has been 91% and against L.T . Lines the billing efficiency level has been enhanced to 47%. The overall collection efficiency has also increased to 91%. The number of consumers have also increased to 56, 76,710. In infrastructure upgradation so far 168 Nos of 33/11 kv Substations have been installed against the target of 194 and around 3420 kms power line have been converted to AB cables in hooking prone areas. Till February, 2015 a total amount of Rs.680 cr has been received under CAPEX including State share of Rs.305 cr. against which the utilization has been Rs.459 cr.
Chief Secretary Sri. Pati has directed to apply IT technology in billing. The DISCOMs have also been asked to fix metering devices at different levels of distribution and to find out the feeders making more AT & C loss. It has been decided to install AB cable in all new extension projects. Principal Secretary Energy Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, CMD GRIDCO Sri Hemant Sharma along with State level Officials from 4 DISCOMs and senior officers from concerned departments participated in the discussion.