Interventions from the central government have saved electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) from financial crunch numerous times in the past. The current pandemic has not only aggravated the financial situation but also shed light on the urgent need for a more digital approach. CSTEP’s ground-level study on the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) implementation in two DISCOMs in Karnataka underlines this. Our study found that the use of digital tools, a more technology-based scientific approach to loss calculation, and better accountability at the field level can help turn around DISCOM finances. We conducted a webinar to learn more about digital DISCOMs and why digitisation is the way forward for financially sustainable DISCOMs.
To know more about our study, watch this short video: