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WBERC signs pact with Korea's KEPCO to reduce T&D loss

The MoU was signed between WBERC Secretary JC Chakraborty and KEPCO General Manager Moon Taeok, in presence of state Power Minister Shobhandeb Chatterjee.

Chatterjee said KEPCO will submit its report in a month, based on which a roadmap will be prepared. T&D loss is high for WESEDCL and CESC, he said adding "we can keep tariff low if this loss is managed properly".

Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation Managing Director Aniruddha Basu was also present at the event. KEPCO said it will identify areas where it can bring innovation in reducing T&D losses.

WBERC deputy director TK Mukherjee said KEPCO will carry out a research on the distribution facilities and inform WBERC of the results, including the actual reasons. The study would be free and not entail any cost, Mukherjee said.

WBERC Chairman RN Sen said West Bengal is the first state in the country to conduct such a study with KEPCO's help.
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