The “Integrated Power Development Scheme” (IPDS) was launched by Ministry of Power, Government of India with the objectives of:
1. Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network in the urban areas.
2. Metering of distribution transformers /feeders / consumers in the urban areas.
3. IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network as per CCEA approval dated 21.06.2013 for completion of targets laid down under Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) for 12th and 13th Plans by carrying forward the approved outlay for R-APDRP to IPDS.
The scheme will help in reduction in AT&C losses; establishment of IT enabled energy accounting / auditing system, improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and improvement in collection efficiency.
The estimated cost of the scheme with the components of strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks, including metering of consumers in the urban areas is Rs. 32,612 crore which includes the requirement of budgetary support from Government of India of Rs. 25,354 crore over the entire implementation period.
The component of IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network approved by CCEA in June, 2013 in the form of R-APDRP for 12th and 13th Plans will get subsumed in this scheme and CCEA-approved scheme outlay of Rs.44, 011 crore including a budgetary support of Rs. 22,727 crore will be carried over to the scheme of IPDS.
The projects will be sanctioned by the IPDS Monitoring Committee. After sanction of projects, contracts for execution of projects are to be awarded by States Discoms / Power Departments. The projects are to be completed within 24 months from date of award.