Digital DISCOMs: Moving Towards Efficient Operations- Events

Interventions from the central government have saved electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) from financial crunch numerous times in the past.

FRAMES model for financially sustainable DISCOMs- Publications

CSTEP has developed a framework for feeder-wise revenue analysis and monitoring of energy sales (FRAMES) at the 11 kV-feeder level.

How to make rooftop solar attractive to DISCOMs?- Publications

India has deployed roughly 300 MW of rooftop solar (RTS) capacity in the first quarter of 2020, taking the overall RTS capacity to 5.

Potential of Discom-based Rooftop Solar Business Models- Publications

India has set an ambitious rooftop solar photovoltaic target of 40 GW by 2021-22.

On-ground Revamp Can Make the New DISCOM Scheme Work- Publications

In yet another attempt to rescue the power distribution sector, the central government launched a new “reforms-based result-linked” scheme in this year’s Union Budget.

Launch Of National Rooftop Portal: A Giant Leap Towards Attainment Of India's Rooftop Goal?- Publications

Rooftop solar is expected to play a major role in India’s 280 GW solar target for 2030.

Creating Solar "Parks" in Cities- Publications

Rooftop photovoltaic (RTPV) systems are intended to contribute 40 GW of India's 100 GW solar target.

Strategic Roadmap for Implementation of UDAY Scheme - Projects

CSTEP studied the implementation of the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) in Karnataka.

Feasibility of Supplying Dedicated Agricultural Feeders with Solar Power in Karnataka - Projects

The agricultural sector in Karnataka accounts for 39% of the state’s electricity (~21,344 MU).

Dedicated Feeders for IPs Using Solar-Based Generation - Publications

The agricultural sector in Karnataka accounts for 39% of the state’s electricity (~21,344 MU).

Energy Auditing: Case Study of Karnataka- Publications

While DISCOMs are working towards bringing down the AT&C loss through several initiatives, streamlining the current energy audit process in DISCOMs could be a game changer.

Karnataka Distribution Sector Landscape- Publications

The launch of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) in November 2015 gave new hope to the ailing distribution companies (DISCOMs) in India.

Continued Support for the Implementation of UDAY Initiatives in Karnataka- Projects

An important concern with distribution companies (DISCOMs) is the wide gap between the costs incurred and the revenue realised by them.

Smart Meters are the way to go- Publications

Integral to UDAY, smart meters can help discoms overhaul services.

Feeder-Wise Revenue Analysis and Monitoring of Energy Sales (FRAMES)- Publications

The Indian power-distribution sector has been plagued with inherent issues of high aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses and a wide gap between the cost incurred and revenue realised.