A new ‘Long Term Distribution Perspective Plan’ is being drafted by the ministry of power to collate details of all the power distribution companies across the country. Being prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), this the first ever draft proposal aimed at envisaging the infrastructure and investments required by the various discoms across the country on an annual basis, till 2021-22.
CEA has been deliberating upon a long-term perspective plan for the generation and transmission of power supply in the country and its plan on the issue is already out. The report on the distribution sector would be finalised within 3-4 months, said power ministry officials. Also, this would complement the efforts made by the states in favour of a restructuring program for discoms under the Ujwal Discoms Assurance Yojana (UDAY).