Kashmir Indepth
Kashmir

8 Lakh Smart Meters to Be Installed In J&K by 2023; Administrative Council J&K Approves 100% Smart Metering

8 lakh Smart Meters to be installed in J&K by 2023 - Fast Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 20 (KINS): The Administrative Council (AC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, authorized the Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Ltd. (JPDCL) and Kashmir Distribution Corporation Ltd. (KPDCL) to implement a smart metering project in J&K.

Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

Under the smart metering project, 6 lakh smart/prepaid meters will be installed across Jammu and Kashmir through RECPDCL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rural Electrification Corporation under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. Currently, 2 lakh smart meters are being installed in Jammu and Srinagar under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP).

The ‘Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme’ mainly focuses on reforms in the power sector to improve quality and reliability of power supply to consumers through a financially and operationally efficient distribution sector.

Smart meters will bring about transparency in metering, billing and collection which will eventually reduce power losses and ensure quality and reliable power supply to consumers. The meters will be read remotely in the Data Centre at Srinagar and Data Recovery Centre at Jammu through communication channels, which will also facilitate the distribution Corporations to know the status of power supply at consumer end and also take prompt action.

Pertinently, the power distribution sector of the UT of J&K has a total consumer base of nearly 21 lakhs, out of which metered consumers are only about 50%. The poor consumer metering is the main reasons for huge AT&C losses which go 50% in Jammu and Kashmir against the national average of 22%.(KINS)

Related posts

Major relief to artisans, weavers; Govt notifies 2 new schemes
Rs. 1 lakh financial support to Cooperatives/ SHGs
Loan slab under new Credit Card Scheme enhanced to Rs.2 lakh

Kashmir Indepth

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK: Rajnath Singh

Kashmir Indepth

Class IV posts: JKSSB’s Portal records 4,35,210 registrations

Kashmir Indepth

‘Army/BSF/CRPF no more require clearance certificate for land acquisition in JK’

Kashmir Indepth

MR vaccine: Over 27 lakh children vaccinated

Kashmir Indepth

Advisor Bhatnagar meets various public delegations, individuals at Srinagar

Zainab Hamdani

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy