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INTEGRATED POWER DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (IPDS)

Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)was notified in 2014 with following components:
  1. Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks 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 under R-APDRP for 12th and 13th Plans by carrying forward the approved outlay for R-APDRP to IPDS.
  4. Schemes for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT enablement of balance urban towns are also included under IPDS. Scope of IT enablement has been extended to all 4041 towns as per Census 2011.
  5. Underground cabling to include additional demand of States and smart metering solution for performing UDAY States and Solar panels on Govt. buildings with net-metering are also permissible under the scheme.

For solving complex customer challenges and for providing more efficient service to the consumers, Integrated Power Development Scheme is being undertaken by WBSEDCL.

Broad Objective of the Scheme

  1. ➢ 24x7 Power supplies for consumers.
  2. ➢ Reduction of AT&C losses as per trajectory finalized by MoP in consultation with States.
  3. ➢ Providing access to power to all households.

Nodal Agency

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is the Nodal Agency for operationalization and implementation of the scheme under the overall guidance of MoP.

Project Management Agency (PMA)

As per the guideline for IPDS two Project Management Agency (PMA) have to be appointed utility-wise to ensure timely implementation of the project. Accordingly RECPDCL and PFCCL have been appointed by WBSEDCL for IPDS.

Mode of Implementation

The projects may be executed on turn-key/ partial turn-key/ departmental basis, through e-tendering.

Implementation Period

Projects under the scheme shall be completed within a period of 24 months from the date of issue of Letter of Award (LOA) by the utility.

Monitoring Committee

Monitoring Committee, constituted by MoP, GOI is approving authority of all schemes.

Financial support Mechanism for IPDS in WBSEDCL

Agency

Nature of Support

Quantum of support

(Percentage of Project Cost)

Govt. of India

Grant

60%

Govt. of West Bengal

Grant

25%

WBSEDCL Contribution

Own Fund/Loan

15%

Additional Grant from GOI on achievement of prescribed mile stones

Grant

50% of Total loan component