The Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) has signed a Rs 138 crore deal with the HCL Infosystems for implementing IT infrastructure backing for power sector reforms in the state under the centrally-aided Restructured- Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP).
It would cover 30 towns including 66 sub-divisions and 354 offices of the JSEB. JSEB Chief Shiv Basant said the project would help the power utility company from ‘concept to commissioning’ for facilitating reduction of aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses through strengthening and upgradation of the transmission and distribution network.
This project will work towards establishing reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate base line data, and the adoption of Information Technology in the areas of metering, billing, energy accounting and customer care to provide the right information and experience to customers.
This modernisation of the IT systems will also help curb revenue leakages and ensure increase in overall revenues and thus contribution to the exchequer, he added.