Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh (APEPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL) submitted petitions to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) to approve a cumulative replacement of 1,00,000 5 HP in-efficient agriculture pumps with 5 star pumps in their respective territories. DISCOMs will invest in the programmes and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) will provide the project management consultancy. EESL prepared detailed project reports for both the programmes including a baseline study conducted in Rajanagaram and the programme design. APERC approved both the programmes after conducting public hearings.

Prayas submitted comments on the baseline study and the design of the programme with a focus on monitoring and evaluation. Most of our comments focused on ensuring that data on actual savings achieved is recorded periodically and the processes related to warranty and, repair and maintenance (R&M) are followed strictly. A number of these comments were included in the APERC orders. Prayas’ comments on the APSPDCL petition and the links to the APERC orders can be found below.

Order on APEPDCL's programme - http://www.aperc.gov.in/aperc1/assets/uploads/files/643b4-pumpsets.pdf

Order on APSPDCL's programme - http://www.aperc.gov.in/aperc1/assets/uploads/files/73bdc-sp_pumpsets.pdf