Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar reviewed works of power distribution companies in the ministry. He said that situation of power supply on domestic feeders in urban and rural areas, status of maintenance of power infrastructure and availability of materials required for it, an action plan for increasing the capacity of additional distribution transformers in view of increase in load in Rabi season and a after reviewing postponement of outstanding amount on domestic connections with combined load up to kilowatt, necessary guidelines were given to the concerned officials.
In the meeting, Principal Secretary Energy Sanjay Dubey, Managing Director MP Power Management Company, Managing Director Central Region Power Distribution Company, Director Technical, Director Commercial Western Region Power Distribution Company and Chief Engineer Operation and Maintenance East Region Power Distribution Company, Officer on Special Duty. Energy was present. Energy Minister Tomar said that to ensure actual power supply period on domestic feeders, a weekly review should be done on the basis of feeder-wise power load. Instructions were given to resolve the problem quickly in places where the duration is decreasing.
Along with this, adequate availability of materials used for maintenance of electrical infrastructure, especially distribution transformers, cables and insulators etc. should be ensured. The Central Region is showing displeasure over shortage of some types of cables and purchasing process should be done on the basis of actual material requirement of the plain areas. At present, distribution company which has excess material should be utilised in other companies also. He said that in areas where there are more faults or there is need for frequent maintenance, permanent solutions should be found by thoroughly reviewing their causes. Along with this, in view of increase in load in Rabi season, capacity increase of distribution transformers, additional distribution transformers should be done. Instructions were given to complete the installation work soon. Also, decision to defer dues of domestic consumers with one kilowatt connected load till August 31, 2023 was reviewed and the consumers concerned were directed to inform about deferment of the dues.