The Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) has failed to achieve the target fixed under the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) in spite of the availability of funds.
The union power ministry had sanctioned Rs 10.08 crore to PSPCL in 2013 for replacing all line conductors at Nakodar at the 11-kilovolt level and below, besides load bifurcation, feeder separation, aerial bunched conducting in dense areas and replacing electromagnetic energy meters with tamper-proof electronic devices.
The focus of the programme is on actual demonstrable performance in terms of sustained loss reduction.
The 11-kv line conductors will be replaced with high-capacity transformers. Work worth Rs 8.45 crore was allotted to Godrej and Bovec. SP Singh, PSPCL suburban division executive engineer, said the private companies had completed negligible work, so far.He said six transformers of high capacity had been installed against a target of 38, while only 20 new transformers had been installed against a target of 112.