Ensure uninterrupted power supply, Discoms told

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Ensure uninterrupted power supply, Discoms told

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

With summer fast approaching, the State Government has advised the Power Distribution Companies (Discoms) to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers in the State.

Principal Secretary, Energy, Bishnupada Sethi has written to all the authorities of Cesu, Nesco, Wesco and Southco on March 21, while advising them to go for optimum power management, which is highly essential in order to continue providing uninterrupted electricity supply to the consumers of the State.

Sethi has said as the summer is fast approaching and power requirement of the State is likely to rise substantially, follow-up action is needed and better monitoring of repair and maintenance of power infrastructure is required.

He said that Discom authorities should give ‘top most’ importance to establishments such as hospitals, water supply and important Government offices in providing uninterrupted power supply.

Reactivating the mechanism to review the situation on a daily basis at 10 am is needed in which detailed review will be taken up, which will include other important issues and status of repair and maintenance also, advised Sethi.

Availability of adequate manpower and electrical equipment, especially transformers of different capacity should be reviewed periodically in order to meet exigencies, he pointed out.

Dedicated control room for the purpose of monitoring at head offices of DISCOMs will be opened under direct supervision of CEO, Cesu and Authorised Officers of Nesco, Wesco and Southco.

The State Government is needed to be informed daily on the power situation and accordingly Discoms will send report, an official said in Department of Energy.

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