With AIIB funding, Assam seeks to reduce losses in distribution network

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With the Rs 3,284.04 crore project funded by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Assam expects a reduction in losses (transmission distribution) in the distribution network of 20.13% ( currently) at 15.34% (by 2025-2026).

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ceremoniously handed out the award letters for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) assisted projects and APDCL smart meters during a program hosted at State Guest House # 1 in Koinadhora in the city.

The AIIB-funded project will create sustainable state development by reducing losses (T&D) in the distribution network from 20.13% (currently) to 15.34% (by 2025-2026). The project will also improve processing capacity to meet future load growth of 1765 MVA against a current capacity of 4377 MVA.

On the other hand, the Rs 566.33 cr Smart Meter project will bring transparency to the meter reading and billing process, thus strengthening consumers’ confidence in the company. Consumers will be able to monitor their electricity consumption and spending via smartphones. It will also help the APDCL in the energy audit for a precise analysis of the deficit areas.

The Chief Minister stressed the timely completion of all projects for efficient delivery of electricity to consumers while reducing transmission losses. He said wellness projects need to be carried out in mission mode and called on all stakeholders to take it up as a challenge.


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