The power distribution segment has seen some significant developments in the past few years with progressive policy-led changes. After almost three years of its launch in November 2015, while UDAY has brought about a difference in the state of the discoms, the two key performance parameters, AT&C losses, and the gap between the average cost of supply (ACS) and the average revenue realised (ARR), have recorded visible declines. Financial losses of discoms have also reduced considerably. Another milestone for the segment last year was the completion of village electrification.
The Saubhagya scheme for household electrification is currently underway and progressing at a swift pace to ensure that the target is met by the end of this fiscal year. The other key distribution segment programmes - the IPDS and DDUGJY are also making significant headway with work now nearing the halfway mark. Distribution franchising is picking up the pace with UDAY and more states are looking to opt for this route. The government also plans to install 30 million smart meters by 2019 to enable two-way communication between the utility and the consumer.
Going forward, the segment is preparing itself for a transition with major policy reforms on the cards including the Electricity Act amendments and the Tariff Policy amendments. These reforms lay the groundwork for the separation of content and carriage, besides penalising faulty distributors and ensuring subsidy disbursals through direct benefit transfers, among other things which could be game changers for the sector in the years to come.
Section I: Market Analysis of the Distribution Segment
- Size and Growth
- Recent Policy and Regulatory Moves
- Other Recent Developments
- Inter-Discom Comparison (2013-14 to 2017-18)
- Impact Analysis of Emerging Trends
Section II: Discom Financial & Operational Analysis
- Analysis of Operational Performance (2013-14 to 2017-18)
- Analysis of Financial Performance (2013-14 to 2017-18)
Section III: Discom Revenue & Cost Analysis
- Expenditure Analysis (2013-14 to 2017-18)
- O&M Costs (2013-14 to 2017-18)
- Capital Expenditure (2013-14 to 2017-18)
- Power Purchase Costs (2013-14 to 2017-18)
- Tariff Trends (2013-14 to 2017-18)
Section IV: Outcomes of Key Government Programmes
- Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
- Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)
- National Smart Grid Mission
- DSM and Energy Efficiency Programmes
Section V: Key Focus Areas
- Private Participation in Distribution
- Smart Grids
- Impact of Alternate Power Procurement Options on Discoms
Section VI: Outlook and Projections
- Future Outlook for Network Growth (till 2023-24)
- Future Outlook for Costs, Tariffs and Finances
- Projected Equipment Requirements (till 2023-24)
Section VII: Discom Profiles (will cover more than 50 discom profiles across 20+ states)
Each profile will cover the operational area, line length, transformer capacity, customer base, category wise energy sales, AT&C losses, recent & proposed capex, metering status, reliability indices (SAIFI, SAIDI), planned network additions, key financials, tariffs, power purchase cost and O&M costs.