ACPDM

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
BEE-001
POWER DISTRIBUTION SECTOR
Maximum Marks : 100 Weightage : 30% Note : Course Code : BEE-001 Last Date of Submission : April 30, 2011

All questions are compulsory and carry equal marks.

Q.1 (a) (b) Q.2 (a) (b) Q.3 (a) (b) Q.4 (a) (b) Q.5 (a) (b) Q.6 (a) (b) Q.7 (a)

Write a note on key issues and challenges before the power distribution sector in India. Write the current demand and supply scenario of power in India. What measures have been taken to improve the demand supply gap scenario? Write a brief note on the important features of energy conservation act, 2001. Discuss the salient features of the electricity act, 2003 and objectives of National Electricity Policy in brief. Discuss the role of central and state governments in power distribution sector reforms. Are the current power distribution reforms sufficient to achieve the goal of providing reliable and quality power to all? Justify your answer. Explain various aspects of transformer testing. What measures can be taken to enhance the life and efficiency of the transformer. Explain various reasons leading to transformer failure. Discuss the role of field level staff in containing AT & C losses. As a manager, how would you facilitate them? List and explain various factors contributing to high technical and commercial losses in power distribution utilities. Suggest a long term plan for reducing technical losses in the power distribution network of your area. Discuss the short term measures, which can be used to reduce technical losses to acceptable levels. Outline the measures required for commercial loss reduction in the following three areas : (i) (ii) (iii) Direct tapping by non consumers, Direct tapping and theft by tampering of meter by consumers, and Metering, billing and collection deficiencies.

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Discuss the legal provisions as per the Electricity Act, 2003 for dealing with theft/pilferage of energy.

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Also describe the process of benchmarking. consumer service. Discuss the seven quality control tools (QC Tools) and their importance in the organization for performance improvement.Q.10 (a) (b) Appreciate the role and significance of technological interventions in metering. Also identify KPIs for supply availability. billing and collection for the utility’s revenue protection. reliability.9 (a) (b) Q. Explain the importance of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in power business. 4 . Explain the metering techniques used for LT and HT consumer metering. Distinguish between various types of benchmarking.8 (a) (b) Q. How Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can be applied in the organizations in the power business sector? Also discuss the role of data warehouse and data mining in CRM framework. cost and profitability.

Discuss electrical safety procedures for working with : (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Q.ACPDM TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT BEE-002 ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND IT APPLICATIONS Maximum Marks : 100 Weightage : 30% Note : Course Code : BEE-002 Last Date of Submission : April 30. 2011 All questions are compulsory and carry equal marks. Overhead lines. Discuss the need for energy auditing and its objectives. Q. Also discuss the techniques for DSM in power systems. In your opinion. and Use of energy efficient technologies. 5 . What is business process reengineering? Discuss the steps that should be taken for managing the change brought about by the use of IT in organizations. Describe the procedure of energy auditing for a distribution utility. Explain how energy accounting can benefit from the use of information technology? Also describe the procedure of energy accounting.1 (a) (b) Discuss the impact of energy production and usage on the environment. Switchgear. Explain the concept of energy auditing. Outline the options for : (i) (ii) (iii) Ensuring energy security. Underground lines. Q. Improved resource management. Also outline the earthing practices and procedures.2 (a) (b) Q.4 Give reasons why power utilities should adopt Demand Side Management (DSM). what problems will your utility encounter if it resorts to energy auditing? How can these be managed? Q. Q. its objectives and functions.5 (a) (b) Discuss electrical safety procedures for working with electrical mains and apparatus.3 (a) (b) Discuss the need for energy accounting.6 (a) (b) Transformer. Describe the major constituents of the disaster management system and their functions in context to power utilities. and High voltage equipment.

List the different tools used for customer analysis. Describe the first aid measures to help the victim of : (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Electric shock. 6 . What is Geographic Information System (GIS)? Describe objectives and advantages of GIS in power distribution system.9 (a) (b) Q. Burns. (b) Q. How do they benefit the utilities? Describe the Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology including the hardware and software requirements for implementing it.10 (a) (b) Explain the major causes for fire outbreaks in a power utility. Heat exhaustion. Outline their features. Physical shock. and Heat stroke.8 (a) (b) Q.7 (a) Outline the causes of accidents in power distribution systems and the general measures for preventing them.Q. Discuss the aspects that should be kept in view while using AMR. Discuss various GIS applications for managing the power distribution network. What techniques can be used for handling and preventing such fires? What is SCADA? Discuss its usefulness for improving the operations of a power distribution utility? What is ERP? Discuss the benefits of using ERP in a power distribution utility.

4 (a) (b) Q. What are different types of conflicts taking place in business organizations? What are the main driving factors of change in any business? Explain various change models for business. What is organization communication.3 (a) (b) Q. Explain various financial ratios falling under the category of liquidity ratios. Describe various aspects of cost volume profit (CVP) analysis.2 (a) (b) Q. Q.ACPDM TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT BEE-003 MANAGEMENT OF POWER DISTRIBUTION Maximum Marks : 100 Weightage : 30% Note : Course Code : BEE-003 Last Date of Submission : April 30. and legalizing power connections. ‘Customer relationship management has become an important area for public utilities’. 7 .7 (a) (b) Q. Explain various investment evaluation methods. Explain the concept of financial leverage. Explain various cost components of Detailed Project Report.8 (a) (b) Q.5 (a) (b) Q. Give a comparison of unit rate and turnkey contracts. Describe practices in complaint handling with reference to customer relationship management.1 (a) (b) Q. Write down important factors which help improving motivation and moral of employees an organization. communication? Write various goals of organization What measures should be taken to make inter-personnel communication effective? Describe the process of conflict.6 (a) (b) Q. 2011 All questions are compulsory and carry equal marks. Explain the concept of supply chain management in detail. Describe how you can use the print and electronic media to sensitize your customers about timely payment of bills. Analyze this statement in context of any organization.9 (a) (b) Is it possible to give a true or a fair view of a company’s position using accounting information? Discuss.

organizing and leading. explain following : (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Material variance. Variable overhead variance.Q. Labor variance.10 (a) (b) Describe in brief the management processes of planning. controlling. 8 . and Sales variance. With reference to cost management. Fixed overhead variance.

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