Haryana reduces power losses by 6 per cent

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Chandigarh, Feb 8 (UNI) Haryana has been able to reduce its Aggregate Transmission and Commercial (AT and C) losses of power by about six per cent with the improvement in transmission and distribution system and better management in the state.

While stating this today Haryana Power Transmission and Distribution Corporations Chairman Lt Gen (Retd) O S Lohchab said that efforts were on to further reduce these loses.

"Haryana Power Utilities have considerably augmented capacity of transmission and distribution system. Also, it has rehabilitated and segregated load of 11 KV feeders under an ongoing plan and has made strenuous efforts to check pilferage of electricity, promoted efficient use of electricity and promoted energy audit. As a result of it, the AT and C losses have come down considerably," Mr Lohchab said.

"Under the amended electricity Act 2007, strong provisions have been made against theft of electricity. The official detecting theft of power would be bound to report the case to the police," he said, adding that "The level of consumer satisfaction has improved in the state with improvement in services to the consumers like bill distribution, revenue collection, complaint redressal, meter reading and release of connection. Functioning of Bijli Suvidha Kendras and Customer Care Centres has been widely appreciated by the consumers." "Following provisions of Energy Conservation Act, the Haryana Power Utilities have launched a massive campaign to make people aware of efficient use of electricity. The state government has already made the use of energy efficient equipment mandatory in government offices and buildings. The level of awareness of people in Haryana for electricity conservation is appreciable," the Chairman said.


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