Information technology companies are seen playing a key role in India’s power distribution sector through the Centrally-sponsored Integrated Power Development Scheme(IPDS) {Formerly known as  Restructured Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Programme (R-APDRP)}, which has been launched by the Ministry of Power, Government of India under its 11th five year plan, that promises to cut AT&C losses to 15 per cent across major towns and cities.

Projects under the scheme are taken up in two parts. Part-A includes the projects for establishment of baseline data and IT applications for energy accounting/auditing and IT-based consumer service centres. Part-B includes regular distribution strengthening projects.

PRDC is involved in successful implementation of GIS integrated network analysis software in Gujarat, West Bengal, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand, Chattisgarh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, North Eastern States and Bihar.

Key Features

  • Network Analysis integration with ESRI’s ArcGIS, GE’s smallworld and third party Open GIS
  • The backend database support for ORACLE, DB-2, My SQL, Post GRE
  • Power system analysis modules integrated with GIS are :
    • Balanced and unbalanced Load flow
    • Short circuit study
    • Relay co-ordination
    • Line and Cable parameter calculation
    • long term load forecasting
    • Ground grid design
  • Distribution Planning Tools to assist decision support system towards technical improvement in distribution system and business processes automation for utilities implemented are :
    • New consumer connection analysis
    • Technical Loss computation
    • Switching optimization
    • Load allocation analysis
    • Energy loss computation
    • Line re conductoring
    • Network Re configuration
    • Line break even loading
    • Voltage regulator placement
    • Line support evaluation
    • Transformer re location
  • Financial Analysis tools for commercial feasibility study are :
    • Cost Estimation
    • Present worth computation
    • Cost benefit analysis