Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Key Highlights: Chhattisgarh's RFP of District Janjgir-Champa

Chhattisgarh released a tender for appointment of Input based Distribution Franchisee for district 'Janjgir-Champa'. Below image shows the comparison between different key parameters of different RFPs. A coloring scheme is used for better visualization for favorable Distribution Franchisee parameters across each attributes.

Some key characteristics of the Champa tender are mentioned below:
  • Tenure for Input based Distribution Franchisee is 15 years.
  • Scattered Area - 4361 sq. km.
  • High Distribution losses i.e. 67.39% 
  • Annual Input energy of the order of 880MUs with Revenue Billed approx Rs. 80 cr.
  • High claimed Collection Efficiency of the order of 107.26%
  • No minimum benchmark criteria for Price Bid (This will allow bidders to be innovative in their price bid structuring)
  • Average Tariff is Rs. 2.269 per unit
  • Approx 40,186 LT poles and 4351 Distribution Transformers. (Transformer failure rate is around 15%)
Comparing to earlier Power Distribution Franchisee RFPs, Janjgir-Champa RFP seems to have better baseline information with detailed customer segmentation across different parameters like Revenue Billed, Revenue Collection, Arrears of Connected / Disconnected customers, etc.        

Last date of submission of bid is extended to 23rd May 2012. 

For Reference:
Posted by: Kunjan Bagdia @ pManifold

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  1. I understand there are 1.2 Lakh RGGVY consumers in this area,

    Who will bell the Cat !

  2. Vital information on AT&C losses are missing in RFP -like metering, billing & collection procedures followed,types of meters used/ their avg. age,typical consumption pattern of different class of consumers per KW of connected load,typical LT & Ht networks to do some load flows & estimate tech losses & probable Commercial losses,metering arrangement for bulk customers.In a big circle like Jangir-Champa 33Kv sub-transmission network & s/s to know HT line lengths/feeder & 11 kv/33kV line losses.Efforts to collect data before submitting bid by site visits are not always successful.This is the reason for Spanco not being able to know the issues before hand & estimate capex required for Nagpur & not able to pay fully for input power to MahaDISCOM.