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Senior officers on high alert as rising mercury pushes power demand

Saturday, 01 June 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

In view of the increased demand of power due to  heat wave-like conditions prevailing in many parts of the State, the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has put its officers on a high alert mode.  The daily demand of power in the State has scaled to 60 million units (MU) which is highest ever. The managing director of the UPCL, Anil Kumar convened a meeting on Friday to review the situation of power supply in the State.  

 In the meeting the MD directed all the regional officers that they should emphasise on preventing overloading and focus on load balancing in order to tide over the problem of tripping. He said that the officers should ensure that the tap changer and capacitor bank are working properly to maintain normal voltage in the lines. serenity

 Kumar said that the officers should undertake daily inspections of the 33 and 11 KV sub stations and HT and LT Lines in their areas and give reports to the director (operations).

He said that all the officers should remain in their areas to ensure uninterrupted supply of power and will promptly inform the control room based at headquarters about any interruption in supply.  Kumar said that in order to ensure smooth power supplies in Char Dhams and Hemkund Sahib, proper arrangement for conductors, cables, poles and transformers so that there is no inconvenience for the pilgrims.

The MD also directed the officers that they should prepare immediate and long term plans to meet the challenge posed by ever increasing demand for the power.

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