Enzen signs MoU for quality power distribution in Orissa

Published: Monday, March 31, 2008, 16:08 [IST]

Bhubaneswar, Mar 31(UNI) Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Limited, a Bangalore based energy and environment consulting firm, today signed an agreement with three distribution companies -- NESCO, SOUTHCO and WESCO for maintenance and distribution of quality power to consumers in selected pockets of Orissa.

WESCO, NESCO, SOUTHCO Managing Director V K Sood told the objective of the agreement was to minimise the transmission and distribution loss, provide quality power to consumers and maintain a good relationship with consumers by upgrading the system and would be valid for five years.

Enzen Global Chief Executive Officer Madan Mohan said as per the agreement the company would start its operations in four sub divisions-- Khalikote and Rambha sub-divisions of SOUTHCO and Jajpur and Dharmasala sub-divisions of NESCO from tomorrow on Utkal Divas, the state formation day, tomorrow.

Other sub divisions of the three distribution companies are likely to be included in the agreement later, he said.

The sub-divisions were chosen where the Aggregated Technical loss was very high, Mr Mohan said adding that the company would try to bring the loss from the existing nearly 75 per cent to 25 per cent and bring a business turn around.

He said the company which has its office in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chenai, Delhi,H yderabad, Haryana and United Kingdom was very successful in implementing its objectives in many places and planned to take a series of measures to improve the situation in Orissa.

Mr Mohan said the measures included keeping the collection counter open from 0800 hours to 2000 hours and establishing a 24-hour customer care centres, overhaul of power supply infrastructure, streamlining of maintenance operations, better management of services and technical specifications to suit load conditions to achieve the objective.

He said the revenue would be augmented if the service improved up to the satisfaction of the consumers. As per the agreement the profit generated would be shared equally by the Enzen and the distribution company.

Earlier, Energy Minister S N Patro launched the power distribution operation by Enzen at a function here.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Patro said micro privatisation of power distribution was being done at the behest of the union government.

The Centre while releasing funds under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Yojana had insisted on to go for micro privatisation to minimise the loss and improve service.

Mr Patro said after WESCO, NESCO and Southco, CESU was also planning to go for micro privatisation in some of their sub-divisions.

Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission Chairman B K Das, Energy Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, GRIDCO CMD Venu Gopal were among others present at the function.

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