Power Minister reviews first ever Draft Plan for Power Distribution Sector prepared by CEA

  1. Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) has reviewed the Draft Distribution Perspective Plan for power sector in India.
  2. The draft plan is the first ever plan at Distribution level which has been prepared by the Central Electricity Authority(CEA) under the guidance of the Ministry of Power.
  3. The efforts towards making a Distribution plan is aimed at sustaining the goal of 24X7 uninterrupted power for all with increasing demand of electricity by consumers.
  4. The plan lays emphasis on 100% metering of all consumers and providing an electricity connection on demand. 
  5. The plan also envisages frontier technology initiatives with an objective of providing reliable quality power supply to consumers. 
  6. Additionally,the plan also envisages conversion of all Electricity consumer meters into smart meters in prepaid mode within the next three years. 
  7. Smart metering would empower consumers with tools to help them conserve energy and plan their electricity usage in an efficient and optimum manner.
  8. The plan anticipates an increase in Distribution substation capacity by 38%, Distribution transformation capacity by 32% and an increase in different types of feeder lengths by 27-38% till 2022.