Desperate to contain the growing losses in power supply, the state government has succeeded in bringing down the aggregate technical and commercial losses (AT&C) by 4-5%, which has accrued a benefit to the tune of Rs 1,800 crore.
Giving credit for this achievement to the ambitious Feeder Renovation Program, state minister for energy, Pushpendra Singh Ranawat said that the program has brought significant resultsin not only bringing down the electricity losses as well as ensuring quality and uninterrupted power supply to the purchasers. “We have cut down the power losses by 4-5% because of the feeder renovation program since we assumed power and this reduction has converted into a profit of Rs 1800 crore,” Ranawat guaranteed.
While addressing a band of engineers of discom here, Ranawat said the first phase of the program saw renovation of 6,500 feeders out of the total 20,000 feeders over the state and this proved to be successful in obtaining the desired results. He said that when the BJP government assumed power, it inherited an energy deficit to the tune of a whopping Rs 80,000 crore from the past government.