08 Dec 2016
The Ministry of Power, Government of India, the State of Himachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana” today for operational and financial turnaround of the DISCOMs.
Rs. 3,854 crore
outstanding debt of the state's DISCOM as on 30 September 2015.
Rs. 2,890 crore
amount of debt (75%) owed by all DISCOMs now passed over to the state.
Rs. 963 crore
or 25% of state's DISCOM debt will now be repaid with fresh state guaranteed DISCOM bonds to be issued at coupon rates around 3% - 4% less than the average existing interest rate.
Rs. 140 crore
Savings for the state DISCOMs in annual interest cost through reduction of debt and through reduced interest rates on the balance debt.
Rs. 119 crore
The estimated additional revenues till FY 19 to accrue through reduction in AT&C losses and transmission losses.
Rs. 278 crore
The gain expected till FY 19 through Demand Side interventions such as usage of energy- efficient LED bulbs, fans & air-conditioners and efficient industrial equipment.
Rs. 0 crore
gain through coal reforms, such as availability of 100% washed coal.
Rs. 823 crore
Estimated overall benefit.