IT Projects

Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP)

Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, has launched the Restructured Accelerated PowerDevelopment and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) in the XI Five year Plan. Power FinanceCorporation Limited (PFC) has been designated by Ministry of Power, Govt. of Indiaas the Nodal Agency for the programme. The programme spans from data acquisitionat distribution level till monitoring of results of steps taken to provide an ITbackbone and strengthening of the Electricity Distribution system across the Countryunder the programme. The objective of the programme is reduction of AT&C lossesto 15% in project areas.

The program is divided into 2 parts: Part-A and Part-B.

    Part-A : Establishment of IT Infrastructurefor data, IT Application for energy accounting/auditing and IT based Consumer Services.

    Part-B : Distribution system strengtheningand augmentation.

The Programme

Programme consists of Part-A covering Information Technology application in theelectricity distribution system and Part B covering the System strengthening, improvementand augmentation of distribution system capacity. Both parts entail planning ofmeasures to be taken under the programme, implementation of such measures to betaken and monitoring / evaluation of results / impact of the programme as a wholeand of its various components across the Country. The focus of the programme shallbe on actual, demonstrable performance in terms of loss reduction. Establishmentof reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate base linedata, and the adoption of Information Technology in the areas of energy accountingwill be essential for the success of the R-APDRP.

  • The Programme is proposed to be implemented on all India basis covering Towns andCities with a population of more than 30,000 (10,000 in case of Special CategoryStates) as per population data of 2001 Census.
  • Projects under the scheme shall be taken up in Two Parts. Part-A shall include theprojects for establishment of baseline data and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing& IT based consumer service centers. Part-B shall include regular distributionstrengthening projects.

The activities to be covered under each part are as follows

Part – A : Preparation of Base-line Data System for the projectarea covering Consumer Indexing, GIS Mapping, Automatic Metering (AMR) on DistributionTransformers and Feeders, and Automatic Data Logging for all Distribution Transformers& Feeders and SCADA / DMS system. It would include Asset Mapping of the entire distributionnetwork at and below the 11kV transformers and include the Distribution Transformersand Feeders, Low Tension lines, poles and other distribution network equipment.It will also include adoption of IT applications for meter reading, billing & collection;energy accounting & auditing; MIS, Redressal of consumer grievances and establishmentof IT enabled consumer service centers etc.

The I.T. implementation agency (ITIA) would supply, install and commission one integratedIT solution within the broad framework provided in the SRS (System Requirement Specification)document. Steering Committee of Ministry of Power under the guidance of Ministryof Power has finalized a detailed SRS document which covers all the components ofthe project including hardware, software, networking, GIS among others which shallhelp the utilities improve their performance.

R-APDRP Part-A programme is being implemented in 38 towns of SBPDCL.

Towns covered under R-APDRP Part-A

**Towns not covered under R-APDRP Part-B Scheme.
Sl. No.TOWNApproved Project Cost (Rs. Crs.)ELECTRIC SUPPLY CIRCLEELECTRIC SUPPLY AREA
1Patna93.53PESU(E), PESU(W)PESU Area, Patna
2Maner0.86PatnaCentral Area, Patna
3Bakhtiarpur0.80
4Barh1.21
5Fatuha1.23
6Masaurhi1.20
7Mokama0.89
8Arrah **2.91Bhojpur (Arrah)
9Buxar **1.92
10Dumroan0.85
11Biharsharif **4.94Nalanda (Biharsharif)
12Hilsa0.91
13Rajgir1.15
14Gaya50.51GayaMagadh Area, Gaya
15Aurangabad2.24
16Bodh Gaya1.11
17Daudnagar0.77
18Jahanabad1.94
19Makhdumpur0.62
20Nawada1.29
21Sherghati1.01
22Warsaliganj0.59
23Sasaram2.21Rohtas (Sasaram)
24Bhabua1.17
25Bikramaganj0.66
26Dehri1.62
27Bhagalpur6.43BhagalpurBhagalpur Area, Bhagalpur
28Sultanganj0.92
29Banka1.15
30Naugachhia1.06
31Munger2.69Munger
32Sheikhpura1.16
33Bar Bigha0.60
34Jamalpur1.21
35Lakhisarai1.53
36Jha Jha0.97
37Barhiya0.60
38Jamui1.07
Total Cost197.50 

Part – B : It covers renovation, modernization and strengtheningof 33/11 kV level Substations, Transformers, Re-conductoring of lines at 11kV leveland below, Load Bifurcation, Feeder segregation, Load Balancing, Aerial BunchedConductoring in thickly populated areas, HVDS, installation of capacitor banks andmobile service centers etc. In exceptional cases, where sub-transmission systemis weak, strengthening at 33 kV levels may also be considered.

R-APDRP Part-B programme is being implemented in 35 towns of SBPDCL.

Towns covered under R-APDRP Part-B

Sl. No.TOWNApproved Project Cost (Rs. Crs.)ELECTRIC SUPPLY CIRCLEELECTRIC SUPPLY AREA
1Maner0.95PatnaCentral Area, Patna
2Bakhtiarpur5.70
3Barh10.35
4Fatuha12.97
5Masaurhi1.89
6Mokama4.24
7Dumroan3.96Bhojpur (Arrah)
8Hilsa1.86Nalanda (Biharsharif)
9Rajgir2.50
10Gaya65.40GayaMagadh Area, Gaya
11Aurangabad12.98
12Bodh Gaya15.89
13Daudnagar1.83
14Jahanabad11.88
15Makhdumpur4.93
16Nawada5.75
17Sherghati3.05
18Warsaliganj2.15
19Sasaram20.39Rohtas (Sasaram)
20Bhabua9.59
21Bikramaganj6.79
22Dehri18.66
23Bhagalpur55.71BhagalpurBhagalpur Area, Bhagalpur
24Sultanganj3.37
25Banka4.66
26Naugachhia4.33
27Munger23.51Munger
28Sheikhpura6.07
29Bar Bigha5.71
30Jamalpur10.54
31Lakhisarai9.08
32Jha Jha3.13
33Barhiya4.60
34Jamui7.46
35Patna506.14PESU(E), PESU(W)PESU Area, Patna
Total868.02 

R-APDRP, PART-A, SCADA/DMS Project:

The Part-A of R-APDRP also envisages installation of SCADA/DMS projects in the townwhich have population of 4(Four) Lakhs and above as per census of 2001 and energyconsumption of 350 MU and above.

The SCADA/DMS System will provide Real time monitoring & control, loss minimization/loadbalancing and considerable improvement in voltage/VAR profiles. It would also facilitateproper handling of loads while load shedding & restoration, efficient planning ofnetwork for future growth by using proven power system planning tools. All softwareapplications & RTUs/FRTUs including system sizing requirements for the same shallbe considered in the SCADA/DMS system within the broad framework provided in theMTS (Model Technical Specification) document.

Only one town Patna is eligible for implementation of SCADA/DMS projects under Part-Aof R-APDRP. SCADA/DMS Project DPR of Patna has been approved by Steering Committeeof MoP for a project cost of Rs. 34.36 Crores. Govt. of India approved Rs. 22.02Crores as loan. Balance fund of Rs. 12.34 Crores by Govt. of Bihar as loan.