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UPERC seeks report on power distribution kit under scanner

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UPQuality of equipment used in distributing power in the state has come under scrutiny of the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC). The standing committee on equipment quality control and monitoring, sought the performance report of the equipments purchased from different companies. The commission also wanted to know the rates at which the equipments were purchased by the power distribution companies.

According to the minutes of the meeting, the committee headed by S C Srivastava of IIT, Kanpur made no bones about the distribution companies ignoring commission recommendations and not responding to the repeated communications.

This became amply clear when the committee said that despite strict instructions issued by UPERC and UP Power Corporation Limited, the compliance has not yet been done by distribution companies.

"The commission has now called for a reply from discoms by July 20," said committee member Avdhesh Verma. Failing this, action against the managing directors of discoms may be recommended by the committee to the commission. The standing committee also took a note of Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (Lesa) recommending the Madhyanchal discom to revoke blacklisting of the company whose transformers failed repeatedly. The company was blacklisted by Lesa initially.

But, earlier this month, the authority (a reason better known to its officials) decided to revoke the status.Meanwhile, the state advisory committee has decided to formulate a proposal for modifying the Gadgil formula according to which allocation of power from the central pool is decided. UP government, as a matter of fact, has been trying to convince the Centre to increase the quota considering state's population.
Members said that the proposal would be sent to the central electricity regulatory commission (CERC) as well the union ministry of power.

Source - Times of India


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