HCL hired to prepare consumer data bank
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has roped in the Hindustan Computer Limited (HCL) to streamline power distribution system and curb cases of theft.
HCL will prepare a data bank of every consumer in Gurgaon, besides the geo satellite image of discom's power assets such as sub-stations, feeders, etc.
"The data bank and geo satellite image will help the DHBVN locate problem areas and rectify errors," said Sanjiv Chopra, superintending engineer, DHBVN.
The entire project will cost the DHBVN over R100 crore.
"The project will begin with a door-to-door survey by a team comprising HCL and DHBVN officials. Every consumer will be asked to fill a form," said Chopra, adding that once the consumers' data bank and geo satellite image are ready, the replacement of under capacity transformers, cables and the bifurcation of feeders, etc will start.
The project will be completed in a year. The officials said power theft eats into about 40% of the total supply, causing losses to the discom.