Pre-Bid conference take-away from Madhya Pradesh Distribution Franchisee bids

Madhya Pradesh (MP) Energy Dept. has taken a bold step with decision to private franchise 9 MP district’s Power Distribution simultaneously. This is unique as there is less than 9 total operational Input based Power Distribution Franchisees (DF) pan India at the district level scale while the model is still […]

Chhattisgarh also on Distribution Franchisee map – New tender/RFP for Baloda Bazar, Raipur

Chhattisgarh also has entered into the race of Power Distribution Franchising with its announcement of one of Raipur O&M Division named Baloda Bazar. The size of the project is smaller than all the recent 9 districts Distribution Franchisee in Madhya Pradesh (See our earlier blog ‘Upcoming Projects of Power Distribution […]

Three key comparative findings from Customer Survey Results of Gwalior, Datia & Bhind

This is a comparative view of top level findings developed using the location specific reports of Gwalior, Datia and Bhind available here along with 6 other districts in Madhya Pradesh (MP).   Regional traits like urban/ rural development differentiation are strikingly clear; Customer satisfaction lowest in BhindIn the overall scheme of […]

Update: Rescheduling of Distribution Franchisee tenders in Madhya Pradesh

A previous blog covered the market status of on-going and upcoming projects in Power Distribution Franchisee in Madhya Pradesh (MP). As per the latest tender notices, Submission Dates has been revised for all the 9 districts in MP. Another Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled on 25th Aug 2011 for all the 9 […]

Launched: Electric Utility Madhya Pradesh – Report Series 2011

As you know we have been working since the last couple of weeks on capturing the latest insights from electricity customer across upcoming Power Distribution Franchisee areas in Madhya Pradesh, India specifically the regions of Bhind, Satna, Shajapur, Gwalior, Sagar, Dewas, Datia, Narsinghpur & Ujjain.This ‘first of its kind’ report […]

Why Customer’s Satisfaction & Preferences are important for Electricity Utilities?

The Forum of Regulators Report on Standardization of the Distribution Franchisee model (September 2010) mentions that the objectives of appointing a distribution franchisee, inter alia, are: i. To minimise Aggregate Distribution and Commercial losses ii. To bring improvement in Metering, Billing and Revenue Collection iii. To minimise Current Assets on […]

Local Insights on Datia City’s Electricity status quo – New district for proposed DF in Madhya Pradesh

Datia is one of the 9 districts which will host Distribution Franchisee in Madhya Pradesh. It is the smallest district in Madhya Pradesh with people there have low paying capacity. Below is brief top line capture from interviews with local utility people: Datia city as a whole has 1 payment […]

Local Insights on Gwalior City’s Electricity status quo – Field interview with utility ground staff

pManifold team as part of its new initiative to increase local intelligence and know-how of new proposed 9 Distribution Franchisee sites in Madhya Pradesh, is conducting a methodical stakeholder surveys with more than 1000 samples across 9 districts. The stakeholders includes end-consumers categorised into Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Agriculture; utility […]

Local Insights on Gwalior City’s Electricity status quo – New district for proposed DF in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has released the Request for Proposal (RFPs) for Power Distribution Franchisee in 9 districts. See our earlier blog. In order to have more ground learning of the local area, our team member visited the Gwalior city & interacted with utility Engineers and Lineman to capture their perspective of […]