Evaluating the current dynamics and future outlook
With power distribution reforms gained momentum soon after the application of EA 2003 (where it was believed to be coined in mid 90’s) , Indian power distribution utilities came along way since then. With, introduction of reforms and multiple cognitive steps undoubtedly the power distribution sector stands improved by leaps from the erstwhile levels. Having said that, it indeed still represents the weakest link of the power generation, transmission and distribution chain. With, India having most of the discoms run as state authorities the pedigree for operational efficiencies and achievement of targeted revenue remains a seldom site. Barring Gujarat and few discoms of southern states the degree of AT&C loss levels decline over the past decade remains elusive. For sure, states like Rajasthan , Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have depicted remarkable improvement but still owing to the large area of operations and the consumer handled thereof consistently tests the revenue cycle for the utilities.
With India’s generation portfolio turning gradually to renewable preferred one , the existence of very business case for efficient operational and financial performance remains to be the biggest challenge addressable. Honoring the power purchase agreement based upon long term may evolve as the biggest risk for the discoms owing to the falling tariff observed in renewable portfolio and gaining parity with thermal sources. In this regard the pace of network capacity addition track and the billing & metering efficiency track and holistic approach to uncover the other key operations and finances for the discoms for each state with an imperative of outlook assessment was long felt industry need.
Key Queries Resolved
What would be the impact of UDAY scheme on ailing DISCOM’s situation in India ?
What is the status of power distribution tariff structure in India ?
What is the current status and trends in intra – state network length ?
What would be the region wise status of capacity addition in the substations, transformation capacity in India ?
What would be the region wise status on metering and billing efficiency in India ?
What would be the region wise status of feeder segregation and demand & revenue breakup as per the consumers ?
What would be the outlook of power distribution sector in India till 2022 ?
Contents and Coverage
Structural overview of power distribution in India
Current dynamics of power distribution sector in India
Region wise track of power distribution capacity – network operations and finances
Status of power tariff structure , specifically focusing on CSS, network charge and other related surcharge
AT&C losses and trends
Business opportunity in power distribution segment and the outlook status till 2022
Smart grid opportunity and outlook
Capacity outlook of substations
Transformation capacity outlook
Billing and metering efficiency outlook
UDAY’s impact and compatibility
Privatization outlook and franchising business case for likely discoms and states
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