Apr 15, 2016: In a bid to implement the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All or UJALA scheme in an effective manner, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited has urged the Energy department of Andhra Pradesh or AP to assign a team of officials to Rajasthan.
A discussion over the successful implementation of the LED scheme across the State took place between Energy Secretary Ajay Jain, APGenco Chairman and Managing Director K. Vijayanand and JVVNL managing director Bhaskar A. Sawant along with other dignitaries.
Rajasthan gearing up for effective implementation of UJALA
The team of officials studied the impact of the LED technology as well as other conservation and energy efficiency processes established in Andhra Pradesh.
The visiting delegation the scheme to put into practice remote controlled method for agriculture pump sets at the earliest, said Jain. He also said that the new scheme would allow the farmers to operate the sets from the comfort of their homes and hence avoid mishaps during nights besides enabling nonstop monitoring of the power supply condition.
Similarly, the department was in the course of developing a mobile app that would allow customers to gain information regarding feeder wise power supply situation, gram panchayat wise etc.
The AP government is all set to replace the present 15 lakh traditional pump sets with energy efficient star rated appliances and the procedure is likely to conclude by March 2019.
The plan would need investments of more than Rs. 5,000 crore and the government had introduced it with the Central government support with the aim to attain energy savings of 30%. The focus also was to decrease the cumulative commercial and technical losses to single digit from the present 10.34%. The utilities could productively reduce the losses from 17% in 2013-14 to slightly over 10% at present.
The AP government was the first in the nation to obtain short term power via e-auction under the new rules initiated by the Central G=government for online power procurement through finding of resourceful electricity price through e-bidding.
Efforts are under way to decrease the losses from the existing level of 27% and the strategies that were initiated in that course, a Rajasthan delegation explained.