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Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS)

Electricity is a key component of accelerated economic growth and is considered vital for the overall development of the nation. Sustainable management of the distribution sector is a real challenge in the power sector today.


Strengthening the system:

Government of India has launched the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) to extend financial assistance against capital expenditure to  address the gaps in sub transmission & distribution network and metering in urban areas to supplement the resources of DISCOMs/Power Department.


The scheme covers the following components such as;

a). Strengthening of Sub transmission & Distribution network in Urban areas

b). Metering of feeders /consumers in urban areas.

c). Provisioning of Solar panels on Govt. Buildings including Net Metering.


Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is the nodal agency for IPDS for operationalization and implementation of the scheme under the overall guidance of the Ministry of Power (MoP).


PFC has conveyed Financial Assistance of Rs. 170.35 Crores in March -2016 and Rs.35.00 Crores in February-2018 as Project cost for seven O&M circles Hubballi, Haveri, Sirsi, Belagavi, Chikkodi, Vijaypura and Bagalkot of HESCOM which have 73 statutory towns. Currently all the works are completed.

In addition to the above, PFC has sanctioned Rs.23.06 Crores as project cost in December-2018 for Gas Insulated sub stations. Accordingly, two sub-stations works in Hubbali and Dharwad towns of Hubballi Circle were awarded in Febraury-2020 and are currently in progress.






Last Updated: 03-08-2020 04:26 PM Updated By: Admin

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