Power cuts unavoidable: PDD
Srinagar, June 23: Clarifying regarding additional power cuts in the Valley, the Chief Engineer System and Operation Wing Kashmir has said that due to reduction in generation of various Thermal Generating Stations of the country over last about two weeks, there has been corresponding reduction in power schedules of various constituent States of Northern Grid as well. He clarified that this amongst other States has affected J&K also by reduction of import schedules.
In a statement, Chief Engineer said that it needs to be borne in mind that thermal generation forms about 68% of total generation in India. He said coupled with peak loads being experienced in most of the Northern parts of India during this period of the year, frequent low frequency conditions are also encountered.
The Chief Engineer said accordingly in order to maintain Grid discipline and to avoid total system tripping, frequent warnings are issued by NRLDC and SLDC to keep loads within scheduled limits, especially under low frequency conditions. He said if no heed is paid to these warnings, such a situation can in addition to heavy imposition of fines on the State, lead to total grid failure. He said as such, additional power cuts at times are inevitable to maintain grid discipline and avoid total grid failure.
He said these cuts are being affected throughout the state and to ensure rationalization of these cuts, valley has been divided into 15 load blocks of 40-50 MWs each which are being additionally cut in rotation, as and when need arises.
Chief Engineer said that inspite of these difficulties the department has supplied 14327 LUs energy during April, May and up to 22nd June this year against 13008 LUs energy during corresponding period of last year which is 10.14% more than last year.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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