Mahavitaran receives prestigious National Awards in two distinct categories from Governance NowMahavitaran has received prestigious National Awards in two distinct categories from Governance Now, a reputable publication focusing on Public Policy and Good Governance. The ceremony took place in New Delhi on December 7th, 2023. The recognition was bestowed upon Mahavitaran for its exceptional utilization of Information Technology, both in serving consumers and facilitating strategic decision-making through Information Analysis. Shri Lokesh Chandra, the Chairman Managing Director and Shri Sanjay Taksande, Director (Operations) of Mahavitaran have extended congratulations to the company’s IT department for this noteworthy achievement.Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister & Energy Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, had previously advocated enhancing customer service at Mahavitaran through the extensive application of modern information technology. In alignment with this directive, Mahavitaran has implemented various measures. The Information Technology department is actively involved in collecting and analyzing information related to electricity consumption, customer billing, and addressing issues in electricity supply. This comprehensive approach has not only benefited the decision-making process but has also earned the department national recognition.Under the leadership of Chief General Manager (IT) Shri Avinash Haware, Systems Analyst and Alternate Chief Information Security Officer Dinesh Ladkat and Programmer Haseeb Khan accepted the award on behalf of MSEDCL.The award ceremony, organized by Governance Now, specifically focused on the use of Information Technology in Public Enterprises. This marks the eighth year of the awards, which evaluated the performance of numerous public sector companies nationwide in the realm of Information Technology.
MSEDCL bags 3 awards of IPPAI in different categoryIPPAI (Independent Power Producers Association of India)Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) has won the prestigious IPPAI Power Awards 2023. IPPAI is the Independent Power Producers Association of India. MSEDCL has been adjudged the winner in three categories ~ Innovative IT Application in Power Sector, Best Performing Distribution Company to Pramote Consumer Awareness and also for the RF Metering and Meter Data for outstanding performance
MSEDCL receives the National Award for providing facilities for using electric vehicles.Mumbai, March 5, 2023 – MSEDCL receives the national “ISGF Innovation Award 2023” for solving the problem of electric vehicle users by implementing the charging station facility.MSEDCL’s Director (Projects), Mr. Prasad Reshme, received this award at a ceremony organised in New Delhi on Friday. The Chairman and Managing Director of MSEDCL, Mr. Vijay Singhal, praised all the officers and employees for receiving this award.The India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) institute has given the “ISGF Innovation Award” since 2017. This award is given to companies in the electricity, water, air, and electric vehicle sectors for setting up new standards. MSEDCL received this award in the “Emerging innovation in the electric mobility domain” category.The central and state governments have policies for electric vehicles. MSEDCL has been appointed as a nodal agency for this in Maharashtra.MSEDCL has taken the initiative to fix special tariff rates for electric vehicles, develop infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations, install charging stations, develop a web portal and mobile app, etc. MSEDCL has installed their own charging stations as well as an app named “Power App” for electric vehicle consumers. Using the app, the consumers can locate the nearest charging stations, they can self-charge their vehicles, and they can pay on the app for charging their vehicles. This app is useful for getting information about MSEDCL’s charging stations as well as private charging stations. The feature “Map Me” of the Power App gives details of the charging stations of MSEDCL as well as those of other companies.This app works in both English and Marathi. It is useful for centralised monitoring of all the charging stations with the help of this app. Till now, 2500 private and MSEDCL’s charging stations have been joined on this application. Earlier, this project was also honoured with the Atmanirbhar Bharat SKOCH 2022 Summit Award.Charging stations for electric vehicles have been set up at some places in the offices and sub-stations of MSEDCL and are operated without manpower. The driver can go there and do the charging himself. In Maharashtra, MSEDCL has identified places for electric charging stations at various places and plans to increase the number of charging stations rapidly.
Mahavitaran Bagged the National Award for its work in Rooftop Solar GenerationMumbai, 27th February 2023 – Mahavitaran received a National award announced by the Indian Chambers of Commerce for its remarkable performance in the ‘Solar Rooftop Scheme’ to generate electricity by installing solar energy panels on the roof of the house. The award ceremony took place at New Delhi on 24th February.Founded in 1925 by the renowned industrialist Mr. G.D. Birla, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the leading and only National Chamber of Commerce having headquarter in Kolkata, and one of the most pro-active and forward-looking Chambers in the country today. Its membership spans some of the most prominent and major industrial groups in India. The chamber, on Friday organized a summit to discuss about the Green Energy wherein the awards in various categories were announced in the presence of dignitaries working the green energy sector in the country. Former Central Energy Secretary Shri. Anil Razdan and Former Chairman and Managing Director of IREDA, Shri. K.S.Popli presented the award to the Superintending Engineer of Mahavitaran, Shri. Chandramani Mishra for the outstanding performance of Mahavitaran in the Solar Rooftop Scheme. The Chairman and Managing Director of Mahavitaran, Shri. Vijay Singhal appreciated the officers and employees of Mahavitaran for receiving this award.In the Solar Rooftop Scheme, the consumer generates electricity through the rooftop solar panels and uses the electricity for himself and he can also sell the excess electricity to Mahavitaran. This scheme is very well received by the consumers. As on 22 February 2023, the count of consumers who have already installed the solar rooftop panels is 79,564 and they have already generated 1387 MW electricity through the solar rooftop panelsFive years back in 2016-17, there were only 1,074 consumers having the capacity of generating only 20 MW. But it has increased significantly in the last five years and has gone up to 1,389 MW. In the current financial year after April 2022 till date 356 MW solar electricity is addedConsumers get a huge grant from the Central government for the solar energy generation under the Solar Rooftop Scheme. By using the solar power, consumer uses less electricity consequently reducing his electricity bill. If the consumer generates excess electricity apart from his personal use, he can give the excess solar power in Mahavitaran’s grid and in turn the consumer gets discount in his electricity bill by Mahavitaran. The expenditure of installing a solar panel is returned in 4-5 years but the benefit of the solar rooftop panels is for 25 years. Therefore, this scheme is very popular amongst the consumers. This scheme helps in saving the electricity bill as well as in safeguarding the environment.
Similarly like the residential consumers, industrial consumers are also generating electricity through the Solar Rooftop Panels. The consumers who wish to install the solar rooftop panels, they can apply by visiting Mahavitaran’s website at www.mahadiscom.in/ismart. Mahavitaran assists the consumer in all the matters right from agency selection and all other things.
MSEDCL receives Elets Digital Innovations Initiative AwardsMSEDCL has been awarded the prestigious Elets Innovation Awards for its EV Initiatives under the category of Digital Innovations Initiative (Transport & Mobility).
The award was presented to Shri. Prasad Reshme (Director Projects) MSEDCL at the aatmanirbhar Bharat summit by Dr. Ravi Gupta Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Elets Technomedia.
MSEDCL’s EV initiatives consist of MSEDCL’s own Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, PowerUp Mobile App for EV users, Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Operation Centre Solution & Web Portals.
The PowerUp Mobile App is developed for 4 wheeler EV owners to charge their EVs at MSEDCL’s charging stations. The mobile app has a ‘MapMe’ feature through which the location & details of non-MSEDCL charging stations can also be displayed. This app also facilitate monitoring, data logging and data analysis of charging MSEDCL’s unmanned EV charging stations at different locations such as various MSEDCL Offices, substations, etc.
MSEDCL honored six awards at the national level ‘Power Awards 2022’MSEDCL has been honored with six national awards by the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) for its outstanding achievements in the field of power distribution. In the ‘Power Award 2022’ program organized on Saturday (on 9th ) at Belgaum (Karnataka), the award was presented by Joint Secretary For Ministry of Power (GoI), Shri. Ghanshyam Prasad.
The Power Award 2022 has been announced by the Independent Power Producers Association of India(IPPAI) for evaluating the performance of various power distribution companies in the country in the categories of customer oriented service, innovation, use of technology. MSEDCL has bagged the highest number of awards.
Independent Power Producers Association Of India Awards
MSEDCL under the leadership of Chairman and Managing Director Hon. Vijay Singhal has performed this feat. Executive Director of MSEDCL, Shri. Arvind Bhadikar and Superintending Engineer Shri. Milind Digraskar received all these awards on behalf of MSEDCL at Belgaum. For this achievement, Minister of Energy Hon. Dr. Nitin Raut, Minister of State of Energy Hon. Prajakt Tanpure, Principal Secretary, Department of Energy, Shri. Dinesh Waghmare, Chairman and Managing Director of MSEDCL Hon. Vijay Singhal congratulates all the officers and employees of MSEDCL.
- Most progressive SERC Renewable Promotion (Best State to promote Renewable Energy)
- Outstanding Performance – Best Company – Electric Charging Stations
- Outstanding Performance – Best Performing Distribution Company
- Best innovations – RF Metering and Meter Data, Innovation in Consumer Service – Information Technology Services
- Best Distribution Company to promote consumer awareness First Runner Up
- Utility achieving fastest Rural Electrification in last decade First Runner Up.
Best State Power Utility Award For Excellent & Quality ServiceMSEDCL, which supplies power to over 2.6 crore consumers in the Maharashtra state, won the Best State Power Utility Award in the 15th India Energy summit. The award was declared after reviewing performance of 29 power distribution companies across the country. Apart from infrastructure and reforms in power systems, MSEDCL has been in the forefront for modern technology in its day to day operations. Said MSEDCL Chairman and Managing Director Hon. Vijay Singhal: “The state power utility firm has made effective use of new concepts, rendered quality services to consumers and during challenging times such as cyclones and floods, we have worked 24×7 to restore power to maximum consumers.” MSEDCL was also adjudged third in “Performance Improvement” category award at the same event organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. The power firm was also appreciated for its work during Covid-19 pandemic. During Covid Lockdown, MSEDCL consumers were given several concessions, deferment of fixed charges for high end consumers and an installment facility to pay bills which were pending for several months from March 2020. MSEDCL also provided power supply to a 650-bed Covid centre set up by Panvel municipal corporation at Kalamboli at a cost of Rs 1 crore. The huge costs involved was due to replacing the old infrastructure with brand new cables, distribution transformers and substations. Hon. Vijay Singhal had instructed that the supply should be given to Covid centers/oxygen generating plants across MMR after obtaining required approvals and completing all formalities. Officials said that the state power utility firm was instrumental in enabling maximum consumers to pay electricity bills online, get new connections in a short span of time, reduce power distribution losses, crackdown on record theft cases and plan to use smart meters across all categories of consumers.
The 3rd Indian Energy Summit organized by the Union Ministry of Energy and the Indian Chamber of Commerce awarded MSEDCL for The third highest number of Affiliate Operations (Network Efficiency, DSM) awards at the national level for effective performance in the energy sector & for the effective network of power systems and effective management of electricity demand. MSEDCL has also been awarded with Third green energy (RE initiative, RPO, solar rooftop, EV, energy storage) award for effective contribution to green energy sector & with Prestigious third-largest impact for new initiatives Innovation with Impact (General States) award.
MSEDCL has been awarded with ‘Special Recognition Award’ for Managing Large Customer Base in the category of Efficient Distribution & Operations for excellent management of large Consumer base at 12th India Energy Summit, Organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Supported by Ministry of Power, Government of India.
MSEDCL has been awarded with SKOCH Energy Gold Award for Centralized Vendor Payment System at SKOCH Summit 2018, an exclusive ceremony held at New Delhi on 6th December 2018. MSEDCL introduced a true ease of doing business initiative of Centralized Vendor payment system using fast, robust & secured digital payment process. Centralized payment is implemented to avoid the delay in the payments to suppliers, contractors, statutory payments and employees. As on Nov-18, the Centralized Vendor Payment System has benefitted around 81,000 Vendors who have received their dues (worth Rs. 1300 Crs) instantaneously using online payment API since go-live this system.
MSEDCL has been awarded with SKOCH Energy Silver Award for MSEDCL Dashboards at SKOCH Summit 2018, New Delhi. The MSEDCL Dashboards is a unique system developed at MSEDCL providing at-a-glance views of KPIs (key performance indicators) relevant to a business process (e.g. Energy sales, payment collection, material stock, or balance sheet). MSEDCL Dashboard ensured quick data analysis and helps to take appropriate decision at right time.
MSEDCL has also been awarded with SKOCH Order-of-Merit 2018 Awards for MSEDCL Consumer Service Initiatives, such as Centralized Customer Care Centers for all its. Consumers, sending various Meter Reading & Billing alerts through SMS to over 2 Crores registered Consumers and resolution of consumers’ complaints through social media like Twitter & Facebook.
MSEDCL has also been awarded with SKOCH Order-of-Merit 2018 Awards for implementing Substation Monitoring System at Akola Town. This systems enables live Data availability for various substations equipment such as circuit breaker, transformer, feeder and DC battery system which facilitates carrying out various analytics helping in taking right decisions with respect to operational, strategic and planning of the Electricity Distribution system.
- SKOCH Order of Merit Award -2017 for Mobile Apps & Dashboard.
- Indian Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) Innovation award for Best Utility for R-APDRP Part ‘A’ implementation in India.
- Champion of Change Award- 2017 by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India.
- Most Innovative Discom for the year 2017 at 5th Innovation with Impact Awards for Discoms by Indian Chamber of Commerce.
MSEDCL’s Innovative activities are as below:
MSEDCL has developed Mahavitaran Mobile application for Consumers that offers various facilities to consumers including application for new connection, bill payment, change of name and complaint registration.
MSEDCL has also developed Mobile Apps for its Employees which enable its employees to take meter reading, carry out day to day field activities such as outage management, disconnections and recovery drive, load management, feeder reading, PD verification complaint resolution etc.
MSEDCL has introduced analytics Dashboard which provide quick data analysis to higher authorities and helps them to take appropriate decision which has features such as New Service connection, Paid pending, Billing, Payments – offline / Online, Arrears Recovery/Position, Load Profile, CRM – complaint monitoring, Project Monitoring, Energy Audit. Last 3 years data can be analyzed and compared.
MSEDCL has implemented SAP ERP solution and integration with various systems for Finance, Operations and Projects functions in its daily working.
Similarly new innovative applications are developed for,
- HT Consumer Help Desk
- Help Desk for New Service connections
- Release of New service connection within 24hrs in identified areas
- New power supply connection over a phone call
- Centralized Billing and collection System
- Incorporation of GIS substation
- 2nd Award under Category of Green Grid Award at 5th Innovation with Impact Awards for Discoms by Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Energy efficiency and Green Energy Initiatives:
MSEDCL has taken consumer awareness initiatives on Energy efficiency through rallies, seminar at school and public places, Distribution of pamphlets, putting the banners & hoardings, taking workshops and by making media awareness through its news letter, Distribution of LED bulbs as appreciation prize to meritorious students in the schools. MSEDCL has launched DELP (Domestic Efficient Lighting Program) in which it has distributed LED Bulb. MSEDCL has spent Rs 7.06 Crs on Demand Side Management activities.
Coverage of energy efficient initiatives as compared to total customer base:
1) Out of 1.75 crs Domestic Consumers, 40lakhs Domestic Consumers availed LEDs in DELP scheme.
2) Out of 40.16Lakhs Ag consumers 2209 Ag consumers have been benefited by star rated pump.
3) 1740 No of Ag consumers benefited by solar pump.
MSEDCL has taken great efforts in fulfilling Renewable purchase obligation which is highest in country.
MSEDCL has adopted solar Roof top policy /regulation notified by state regulatory commission, MERC time to time.
Peak Load Management and Load Reduction Programs:
DSM Program No. of Installation DELP 2.13 Cr Ag Pump set DSM 2209 Ceiling Fans 4998 HVAC scheme 20000 fans/15 HVAC chiller replacement& 15 HVAC chiller retrofitting
- CBIP Award for Excellence in Capacity Building & Training.
- Express Intelligent PSU Awards 2016 for MSEDCL Mobile Apps.
- Best Power Utility Award at 10th Indian Energy Summit 2016.
- Best State Power Utility Award and Green Grid Award at National Energy Council organized by Ministry of Power (GoI) and Indian Chamber of Commerce at New Delhi.
- Honoured with The National Energy Conservation Award 2014 organized by the Central Power Ministry for its contribution in the field of energy conservation.
- Bestowed with the Best Employer of the year and Best Organisation and Staff Development by the World HRD Congress 2014.
- Conferred with the Asia Pacific HRM Award 2014.
- Maharashtra State e-Governance Award 2013 for Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) Part ‘A’.
- Won the 6th Indian Power Award 2013 by the Council of Power Utility, Delhi for the various works done by the Company.
- Won the second place Power Excellence Award – 2013 by the Kolkata Chamber of Commerce.