MSEDCL released revised RFP of Shil-Mumbra-Kalwa

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), after a long slumber has come into action back again, keeping up its leadership in the Power Distribution Franchisee (DF) segment, with already 4 operating DF models. The company has recently released the RFP for Shil-Mumbra-Kalwa, which comes under Thane Urban Circle, after […]

Orissa Government invites EOI for ‘Smart Grid’ Solutions – A new variant of Distribution Franchisee

CESU, Orissa has invited Expression Of Interest (EOI) on “Smart Grid Solutions for Energy Management & Energy Efficiency” (SGS-EMEE) on additional revenue sharing basis through Built-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model in its 12 divisions (in 4 circles), out of 20 divisions. The project is based on “Power Distribution Operations in Identified Divisions” model […]

Jharkhand Distribution Franchisee first pre-bid meeting

The first pre-bid meeting for Jharkhand Power Distribution Franchisee was conducted on 21st May, 2012 at Ranchi. It was attended by 10+ companies senior representatives; JSEB team – Chairman, Member Finance, Member T&D, Chief Engineer Commercial & Revenue; and Transaction advisor JInfra (50:50 JV of IL&FS and Jharkhand Govt.) team. […]

Importance of ‘Measurements based’ Technical Due Diligence

Source: Mr. Hemant Diddee, Heta DataIn Operating Distribution Franchisee are of the opinion that there is need of strong technical due diligence of Distribution network and equipment to arrive at realistic estimation of investment needed in infrastructure & assets. Some recent discussion points in this regard are: “…..Due-Diligence is of utmost important, […]

Key Observations: Jharkhand RFPs of Ranchi, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur

Jharkhand released RFPs for 3 towns Ranchi, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur. Our earlier blog covered ‘Brief comparative analysis of Jharkhand RFPs with different state RFPs‘. Few key parameters of the Jharkhand RFPs are mentioned below: Tenure for Input based Distribution Franchisee is 15 years for all the 3 towns. Around 80% or more […]

Spanco, Nagpur Business Head shares his Franchisee experience

Mr.Rajinder Kachroo, Business Head, Spanco Nagpur, shares his experience about the operations of Distribution Franchisee model @ Nagpur, at one of the conference in Sep. 2011 in Mumbai. This discussion holds relevance even today, with Spanco completing its one year of operation @ Nagpur in this May 2012.  (See our earlier blog Review: Spanco, […]

Can Customer Engagement at Utility help expedite AT&C loss reduction?

Some recent discussion on best practices at Linkedin Power Distribution Franchisee group have started discussing the role of Customers in helping reduce AT&C losses. Some key excerpts: ” …. I strongly feel that key factor for reduction of AT&C loss is very much linked with consumer care initiatives and winning consumer confidence. […]

Key Highlights: Chhattisgarh’s RFP of District Janjgir-Champa

Chhattisgarh released a tender for appointment of Input based Distribution Franchisee for district ‘Janjgir-Champa’. Below image shows the comparison between different key parameters of different RFPs. A coloring scheme is used for better visualization for favorable Distribution Franchisee parameters across each attributes. Some key characteristics of the Champa tender are mentioned […]

Jharkhand releases RFPs: Quick comparative analysis with different states RFPs

Madhya Pradesh bidding saw Smart Wireless Ltd taking over as Distribution Franchisee operator for all the three locations i.e. Gwalior, Sagar & Ujjain. They have been awarded LOI and have also accepted the same for all 3 regions. They intend to start the 3 months joint operations with DISCOM by […]

Review: Spanco, GTL distribution franchisees complete one year in operation

It was the summer of 2011 when both GTL (April 2011) and Spanco (May 2011) took up the distribution franchisee operations in Aurangabad and Nagpur respectively. Now in the summer of 2012, they have completed 1 year in operations. Spanco’s first year of operations in Nagpur can be termed as […]