Odisha, May 04, Abhijit Saha: The Energy Department has asked the 4 Discoms in the state to provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers while suggesting a slew of measures to avoid power cuts.
The Energy Secretary P K Jena told the four Discoms Cesu, Southco, Wesco and Nesco that It is a matter of great regret and concern that despite of a number of discussions held and repeated instructions for uninterrupted power supply with proper voltage to all consumers, a huge amount of complaints are being received from all corners of Odisha about frequent interruption and low voltage of power supply. He said that it creates a bad image to the energy sector of Odisha.
Jena also told the 4 companies to take action to balance the load of the transformers and thereby improve voltage at the consumers end. Jena has asked the power utilities to follow certain guidelines for supplying uninterrupted power supply with proper voltage.
All the LT lines from the distribution transformers should be 3 phase and spur / tie lines may possibly be 3 phases or 2 phases or single phase in respect with the case. Loading on all 3 phases should be equal and current in the neutral phase should be zero at the DTR end.
The guidelines mentioned that during the peak load hours (6:30 PM to 10:30 PM), all JEs have to measure the voltage and current in all the distribution sub-station transformers. They are required to record the data in a register once in a week.