Tripura forms separate entity for intra-state electricity transmission

Reportedly, the Tripura government has formed a separate entity for electricity transmission in the state to bring down the power sector’s aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.

Tripura State Power Transmission Limited (TPTL) has been formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) for power transmission. Until now, TSECL was responsible for the generation, distribution and transmission of power in Tripura. A dedicated entity for intra-state transportation of power is expected to help reduce AT&C losses from 31.7 per cent in 2021-22 to 28 per cent in 2022-23. The new entity will receive power produced by ONGC Tripura Power Company, North Eastern Eletric Power Corporaton Limited, and TSECL from the national grid for transmission of power across Tripura. TPTL has come into operation with effect from January 14, 2023. TPTL will manage 83 operational power sub-stations and 1,861 km of transmission lines, including 59 sub-stations and 875 km of lines in 33 kV systems, within the state.