R K Singh reviewed first-ever Draft Plan for Power Distribution Sector

Last Updated: July 20, 2019

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R K Singh reviewed  first-ever Draft Plan for Power Distribution Sector
20 July 2019 Current Affairs: R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy has reviewed the first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan for the power sector in India.
The distribution sector to address all the people related aspects required for making the Power sector robust and resilient. 
The Minister directed officials should study the power sector ‘Reforms 2.0’.
The efforts towards making a Distribution plan is aimed at sustaining the goal of 24X7 uninterrupted power for all with increasing demand of electricity by consumers. 

About Reforms 2.0 
The plan lays emphasis on 100% metering of all consumers and providing an electricity connection on demand. 
The plan ensures frontier technology initiatives with an objective of providing reliable quality power supply to consumers. 
The plan emphasis on conversion of all Electricity consumer meters into smart meters in prepaid mode within the next three years. 
Smart metering would empower consumers with tools to help them conserve energy and plan their electricity usage in an efficient and optimum manner.
The plan anticipates an increase in Distribution substation capacity by 38%, Distribution transformation capacity by 32% and an increase in different type of feeder lengths by 27-38% till 2022.
CEA is also preparing a Distribution Planning Manual for guiding DISCOMs for future planning. 
This is a step in the direction of developing Standards of Service for Power Sector in India.
The plan has been prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) under the guidance of the Ministry of Power.
The plan is aimed at sustaining the goal of 24X7 uninterrupted power for all with the increasing demand of electricity by consumers.
The plan lays emphasis on 100% metering of all consumers and providing an electricity connection on demand & it also envisages frontier technology initiatives with an objective of providing reliable quality power supply to consumers.
 

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