Metering, Billing and Collection

Distribution Upgrade

Smart metering is a key focus area of the government, to address the challenge of commercial losses as well as inefficiencies in the distribution segment. Although the national aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses stand […]

Special Anniversary Issue

A Discom’s Journey: NDPL’s experience and lessons learnt

Power distribution operations in Delhi were privatised in July 2002. The Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) was taken over by three 51:49 joint ventures (JVs) with the Delhi government-Tata Power Delhi Distribu­tion Limited (then North Delhi Power Limited or NDPL), which se­r­vices an area of 510 square km that is one-third of Delhi, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited of the ADAG Reliance Group, which cover the remaining area. […]

Special Anniversary Issue

Overcoming Challenges: Distribution reforms remain key to driving investments in the sector

Electricity demand in India has turned buoyant in the current fiscal with the recovery in economic activity post the second wave of Covid-19, as well as a favourable base effect. Demand increased by 13 per cent in the first half of 2021-22 over the corresponding period of the previous year, and is likely to end the year with a year-on-year growth of 8-8.5 per cent. […]