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Tata Power-DDL to run operation & maintenance fleet using E-Vehicles

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  • Collaborates with Zoomcar to run EV fleet
  • Vehicles to serve towards operations& maintenance activities in North Delhi

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (Tata Power-DDL) in its continuous efforts of giving impetus to clean and green technology initiatives is leading as a front-runner utility in the country by scaling up electric vehicles fleet. The company has rolled out a pilot project with Zoomcar in a phased manner under which initially 12 EVs of Zoomcar will be serving towards company’s operations and maintenance activities including installation of Smart Meters in North Delhi.

Mr. Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power DDL along with Mr. Sumeet Salhotra, Vice President- Operations, North India, Zoomcar flagged off the first phase of the utility fleet at Dheerpur Grid in New Delhi.

The move will not only help propagate the shared vision of the government for creating a sustainable mobility and environment by scaling EVs and improving Delhi’s air quality, but will also help in lowering down country’s overall carbon emissions.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power Company (51%). Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). With a registered consumer base of 1.8 million and a peak load of around 2106 MW, the company's operations span across an area of 510 sq. kms. Tata Power-DDL has been the front-runner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. AT&C loss is a measure of overall efficiency of the distribution business which is the difference between units input into the system and the units for which the payment is collected. Today, AT&C losses stand at 7.3 % which is an unprecedented reduction of around 84% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.

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