July 9, 2016
Bengal signs pact with Korean company to reduce T&D loss of power companies
West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) on Friday signed an MoU with Korean power company, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), to conduct a feasibility study to reduce transmission and distribution (T&D) loss among power distribution companies in the state.
The MoU was signed between WBERC Secretary JC Chakraborty and KEPCO General Manager Moon Taeok, in presence of state Power Minister Shobhandeb Chatterjee.
Chatterjee said KEPCO will submit its report in a month, based on which a roadmap will be prepared. He added, “we can keep tariff low if this loss is managed properly”.
KEPCO will carry out a research on the distribution facilities and inform WBERC of the results, including the actual reasons.