Integrated Power Development Scheme – IPDS

23 June 2021 Current Affairs:As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ a 50 KWP solar roof top was inaugurated in Solan under the IPDS scheme.

About the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS):
The scheme was established in 2014 with the following goals:
♦ Strengthen transmission and distribution networks in urban areas.
♦ Measure distribution transformers/feeders/consumers in urban areas.
♦ IT support for the distribution sector and strengthening of the distribution network.
♦ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT-enabled balance urban towns schemes

♦ The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, and it focuses on urban power distribution. 
♦ Under the scheme, all discoms will be eligible for financial assistance
♦ Under the overall supervision of the Power Ministry, Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has been designated as the Nodal Agency for the scheme’s operationalization and implementation.
 

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