Federal executive of NIPEF decided to make a presentation before Haryana power utilities management on how to reduce transmission losses as has been done in Patiala and subsequently followed in other parts of Punjab. NIPEF criticized the proposed feeder wise franchisee to reduce line losses in Haryana.
NIPEF is of firm opinion that transmission losses can be brought down in Haryana if the power utility replicate Patiala model. Bhupinder Singh, vice president of PSEB Engineers association said that that AT&C losses in Patiala were in range of 23 to 24% and same has been brought down to 17% in two years. As on date these losses are around 14%. The in-house expenditure was minimum as compared to outsourcing.
Shaliender Dubey, secretary general AIPEF said that franchisee model in power distribution has failed in Nagpur, Aurangabad, Jalgaon and Agra. The franchisees are getting power at cheaper rates and supplying to consumers at higher rates. They are not returning arrears of revenue recovered and delaying payments for very long period. The financial securities of utilities have been hit hard in the process.