Electricity has been recognised as basic human need and is essential for all facets of life. Socio-economic development of the country depends on this critical infrastructure. Electricity distribution happens to be the most vital portion of the electricity business chain. The real challenge in the power sector lies in efficient management of the distribution operations.
Security - a matter of concern for the Electric Power Industry in India
India ranks as third largest producer and third largest consumer of electricity in the world. Despite of the current production and distribution abilities, India still lacks adequate distribution infrastructure. Over the years Indian Government launched various programs for providing necessary infrastructure to meet an uninterrupted electricity supplies to industries, commercial establishments and household. Power theft has been a major concern for electricity transmission and distribution.
Theft is one of the biggest operational issue in India’s electric power industry. The financial loss due to theft of electricity is estimated at around $16 billion yearly.There are various types of electricity power theft and they relate to each part of the electrical equipment, further usage of service connection other than for the authorized purpose also falls under the category of theft. India loses more money to theft than any other country in the world. Nationally, total transmission and distribution losses approach 23% and some states' losses exceed 50%. India’s power companies lose revenue on about a fifth of the electricity they supply, or about annually, due to various issues including theft and it affects quality of supply and increase load on the generating station. Such losses are a threat to the financial health of utility companies and State Electricity Boards.
It has been very difficult for the utility companies to detect and fight against the theft. Utility companies have adapted various technologies to attain security in the distribution chain, however it alarms for advanced, remotely controlled, security and access system to improve efficiency, and encourage cost savings.
ABLOY - your partner in securing power generation and distribution
Electric Power Industry should aim at improving security measures, as transformation in security system today will promise a better tomorrow for the Industry. A robust locking solution with tightly controlled personnel access and safety can deal with the concern of security in the Electric Power Industry in India.