DKS introduces HVDS to reduce technical and commercial loss in power distribution system
HVDS is an innovative step taken by DK Shivakumar for the speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas and to reduce technical and commercial losses in the power distribution system.
High Voltage Distribution System is a technology where the electricity is distributed to the consumers at a Higher Voltage level (11kV) instead of the Low Voltage (400/240V).
Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued directives with a view to reduce the high level technical and commercial losses in the distribution system. Thus, Energy Minister DK Shivakumar came up with an innovative scheme HVDS.
On the work front, BESCOM has already issued work awards for implementing the scheme in Chikkaballapur RSD (6 feeders) Sub-division, Tumkur RSD-1 & RSD-2 (25 feeders) Sub-divisions, Doddaballapur (9 feeders) Sub-division.
Mission & Vision of HVDS program
- To reduce high levels of technical and commercial losses in the distribution system, implementing High Voltage Distribution System by replacing the existing LT distribution is taken up on pilot basis across all distribution companies.
- Though highly beneficial in terms of reducing the losses this project is cost intensive. Energy Minister DK Shivakumar to evolve a scheme through which HVDS project can be funded or subsidized.
- HVDS is an innovative step is taken by DK Shivakumar for a speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas.
- Distribution company namely BESCOM has taken up the largest Distribution Automation program in India. It aims at automating the entire distribution network of Bangalore city. The total cost of the project is 564 crore.
- HVDS is an Innovative step is taken for speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas by establishing 79 nos. of repair centers along with 172 nos. transformer banks in all sub-divisions and divisions to ensure reduced interruption time.