Development Programmes for Energy System Improvement (DESI)

to implementation of rural electrification programmes like Rajiv Gandhi GrameenVidyutikaranYojana (RGGVY), Biju Gram JyotiYojana(BGJY) and urban electrification programme like BijuSaharanchalVidyutikaranYojana (BSVY), it was found that a large number of Distribution Transformers (DTRs) have been subjected to higher loads than their rated capacity leading to burning of transformers. The increase in the number of connections and the load during the period between the DPR preparation &implementation of the schemes has compounded the problem. As a result of which, many existing transformers in Partially Electrified villages (PE) got burnt or at the verge of burning at the time of energization itself. Though electrification work is completed in many PE villages, energization has not .been done fearing burning of transformers because of increase in the load and non-provision of additional distribution transformers to cater to the load requirement of the BPL &APL households. The increase in the load in the field has also impacted the distribution transformers as well as distribution lines resulting in snapping of distribution lines and burning of distribution transformers. This became a burning issue in many parts of the State which caused serious public discontentment. BGJY& BSVY also have limited scope to support the habitations level electrification efforts in the rural &urban areas.

So the Government decided to dovetail financial resources from different development programmes including Integrated Action Plan (lAP), GopabandhuGrameenYojana (GGY), Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF), Biju KBK plan, BijuKandhamal‘0’GajapatiYojana, Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) etc. to bridge the critical gaps to ensure quality power to the people. The proposed convergence of resources and programmes is to be made in accordance with the guidelines of the aforesaid programmes.

Letter No.12808/CS dt.31.10.2011 of Chief Secretary, Odisha and letter No.20941 dt.29.10.2011 of Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Govt., Panchayati Raj Department have been issued from office of the Chief Secretary and Panchayati Raj Department respectively regarding funding support for replacement of transformers and conductors to bridge the gaps in electrification programmes.


Salient features of the scheme

The followings are the salient features of the scheme :


1.     Only replacement of burnt DTRs lower capacity DTR by higher capacity transformers (63 &100 KVA), related 11KV conductors and 3 phase LT 4-wire AB cables shall be taken up.


2.     Funding shall be limited to procurement of transformers, associated cables and conductors only. The DISCOMs shall bear the cost of installation of these transformers and other related expenses.


3.     Procurement of transformers and other items shall be centrally done by the DISCOMs observing guidelines of on-going CAPEX programme to ensure quality of the equipment and timely delivery. Wherever possible, procurement could be clubbed with the procurement process of CAPEX programme in order to save time. But the procurement shall be handled through independent purchase order and accounted for separately. All prescribed procedures shall be duly followed.


4.      Executive Engineer of the DISCOM shall identify the requirement of transformers, related AB cables and 11 KV conductors, prepare the estimates and place it before the District Electrical Committee(DEC) for approval. The estimates shall be prepared by the Executives Engineer division wise, district wise.


5.   Collectors have been authorised by Government to dovetail funds from the afore-mentioned programmes. Collectors shall get specific proposals placed before the appropriate authorities for recommendation/Sanction/placement of funds. Collectors shall place funds with the respective DISCOMs for the above mentioned works.


Progress of the scheme  :

As on 30.04.2013,about Rs.158.00 crore have been provided to the DISCOMs. 525 nos. of Distribution Transformers have been replaced/ upgraded under the scheme.