Power minister reviews first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan

The power minister has recently reviewed the first-ever Draft Distribution Perspective Plan for the power distribution segment prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Till now, the CEA has been preparing Perspective Plans for the Generation and Transmission Sectors under the aegis of the National Electricity Plan. The plan anticipates an increase in distribution substation capacity by 38 per cent, distribution transformation capacity by 32 per cent and different type of feeder lengths by 27-38 per cent till 2022. The plan also lays emphasis on 100 per cent metering of all consumers as well as transition to smart prepaid meters.

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