V K Gupta, Finance Secretary of Northern India Power Engineers Federation (NIPEF) said that the Federation has written to CMD of Haryana Discoms offering to make a presentation on the loss reduction measures.
NIPEF, in a letter has mentioned that the Patiala model could be replicated successfully in Haryana with minor changes. The result of the pilot project at Patiala has been adopted by the PSPCL management and this model has been extended to the entire state with funding through REC.
In Punjab, the PSEB engineers took the initiative in 2007-08 to reduce losses in selected 11 kV feeders in Patiala circle, by introduction of low cost strategies with payback period of the order of 1-2 years, through departmental efforts. This project also demonstrated increase in distribution efficiency in many other areas like reliability index, improved voltage and reduction of employee cost.