KPDCL MD Urges Improvement in Billing and Collection.

KPDCL MD Urges Improvement in Billing and Collection

KPDCL MD Urges Improvement in Billing and Collection -SRINAGAR, DEC 6: Superintending Engineers of all 06 O&M Circles of Kashmir Division have been urged by Mussarat Islam, Managing Director of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), to increase the efficiency of billing and collection. This will directly affect revenue realisation and lower AT &C losses.

He gave these instructions at a meeting today to assess how the company was doing, with an emphasis on revenue realisation, DT damages, inspections and disconnections, and tight adherence to the curtailment plan.

Executive engineers from every Electric Division, SDO, Superintending Engineers from every O&M Circle, and Chief Engineer of Distribution Javed Yousuf Dar were present at the meeting.

MD emphasised the need of strictly adhering to the curtailment timetable, restating the previous directives issued by the Principal Secretary Power and putting pressure on all personnel to make sure that no unplanned power outages occur. He also emphasised the need to keep a close eye on feeders because they may be hooked, metres can be bypassed, and agreed-upon loads can be exceeded.

It was reported to the meeting that KPDCL fined Rs. 1.80 crore for conducting 14,893 inspections in the month of November. Up to 995 illicit connections were made legal, adding 2.9 MW to the load. In the final ten days of November, the KPDCL was extremely active due to concerns about widespread hooking and nonpayment of dues by customers who were in default.

The Chief Engineer (Distribution) and MD KPDCL valued the intensified drives for disconnections and inspections, which are essential for improving the power situation, particularly during the coldest winter months.

The conference was informed that KPDCL had regularised 31,706 connections and carried out 78,673 inspections in the Kashmir Division over the current fiscal year. Additionally, KPDCL terminated 13229 customers for failing to pay their electricity bills; in November alone, Rs. 4.83 million in arrears were collected from these customers.

While acknowledging that all Electric Divisions had performed admirably in initiating a large campaign against power pilferage, MD KPDCL recommended all Executive Engineers to increase the efficiency of their billing and collection processes, since this is the key to reducing AT&C losses. He assigned the affected SDOs the duty of enhancing income realisation going forward, and this will be closely observed.

MD KPDCL instructed all AEEs to keep a track of damaged transformers and their replacement within the specified timescales by entering pertinent information on the recently updated designated portal, expressing worry over the modest increase in the DT damage rate.

Additionally, SEs were instructed by MD KPDCL to create post-snow readiness plans for each circle in order to ensure real-time power restoration. In order to move personnel and equipment ahead of time, he encouraged the SEs to also monitor weather forecasts.


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