Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)

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  • June 22, 2021
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Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Power resources

In news

  • A 50 kWp Solar roof top was inaugurated in Solan, Himachal Pradesh under the Integrated power development scheme (IPDS) of Ministry of Power ,Government of India.

About Integrated power development scheme

  • It was launched in the year 2014 
  • Launched by: Ministry of Power
  • Eligible Utilities: All Discoms will be eligible for financial assistance under the scheme.
  • It has following components:
    • Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in the urban areas.
    • Metering of distribution transformers in the urban areas.
    • IT enablement of the distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network.
    • Schemes for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT enablement of balance urban towns.
    • 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.

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