PEPL is handling a GOI’s R-APDRP project as a TPIEA-EA (Third Party Independent Evaluation Agency Energy Accounting) under R-APDRP (Restructured accelerated power development and reforms program) by Ministry of Power, Government of India & the nodal agency Power Finance Corporation (PFC) Ltd. for Himachal Pradesh state Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd., Bihar (NBPDCL / SBPDCL) and Jharkhand (JBVNL).
The Ministry of Power,Govt. of India initiated Power Sector reforms in the 1990s .Distribution sector provides the last mile connectivity for power supply and deals with large no. of consumers. To continue the support to distribution reforms during the 11th Five year Plan, GOI has continued R-APDRP (Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Program).
The R-APDRP primarily aims at reducing Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT & C) losses in urban areas. It is a necessary condition of the scheme that the utilities would need to demonstrate performance improvement for availing financial benefits provided under the scheme. This scheme involves :
Projects under this scheme are taken up in two parts. Part-A includes the projects for establishment of baseline data & IT applications for energy accounting/auditing. Part-B includes the regular distribution strengthening projects. Ministry of Power-Govt. of India has appointed Power Finance Corporation as the Nodal Agency for implementing this programme.
Third Party Independent Evaluation Agency Energy Accounting (TPIEA-EA) has been appointed by PFC, A government of India undertaking (nodal agency) in order to ensure that R-APDRP programme is implemented in fair & transparent manner. The main task of the TPIEA-EA is:
Annual Verification of AT&C losses of the project areas & state power utilities/distribution companies as per the methodology defined by the Nodal agency.