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Background: After notification of the Electricity Act, 2003, the Indian power sector has undergone a major transformation in bringing competition, in the development of electricity industry as a whole, protecting interest of consumers, ensuring supply of electricity to all, reduction of losses and rationalization of electricity tariff, etc. Enough generation capacity has been added, ‘Power for All’ has been implemented in true terms, and both transmission and distribution network has been strengthened considerably.There is still enough work to be done in terms of 100 % metering, and reduction of line losses and commercial losses. Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses are a percentage of energy lost in the power grid in the process of transporting electricity from generating stations to points of consumption. It is important to measure and understand the source of losses before tackling them. Energy audit of 11 kV lines and Distribution Transformers (DTs) comes into picture here. This paper discusses the challenges in performing the Energy audit in distribution sector and proposes few remedies for the same.
Objectives: To understand the difference between the Technical loss, Commercial loss and AT&C loss in power distribution companies; To find out various ways of finding/calculating technical loss, commercial loss and AT&C loss in power distribution companies; To know the significance and method of calculating the Energy Audit of 11 kv feeders and Distribution Transformers; To list out the challenges faced in finding out the Energy Audit of 11 kv feeders and Distribution Transformers; To explore remedies to perform effective energy Audit.
Methods: In this paper, various methods of finding out the 11 kv feeder energy audit are discussed. The challenges faced in performing such audit are also listed out. Few remedies to do the audit in a better way is also discussed.