Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Join UDAY Scheme

IAS Prelims 2023

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have joined Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna. With this, 26 states have joined the scheme.

Since the state discoms have relatively lower loses, these benefits will accrue from reducing transmission losses and demand side management by the discoms.

Demand side interventions in UDAY such as usage of energy-efficient LED bulbs, agricultural pumps, fans & air-conditioners and efficient industrial equipment through PAT (Perform, Achieve, Trade) would help in reducing peak load, flatten load curve and thus help in reducing energy consumption in the State.

The gain is expected to be around ₹480 crore, ₹26 crore and ₹96 crore for Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura respectively.