APDCL launches project for supplying uninterrupted power
GUWAHATI, May 4: In a step aimed at enhancing safety, the state Power Department has rolled out a project to replace the old bare conductors with Aerial Bunch/Armored Cables across the State. Besides enhancing safety, it would also stop power leakage and prevent thefts.
The project funded by Power Fince Corporation is already being implemented in 67 towns of the State.
The Power Department has planned to curb the transmission loss of power by applying modern technology in different wings.
“The whole project will provide reliability and it would help in controlling outage. It will also generate more revenue,” an APDCL official told The Sentinel.
The official further added that to provide uninterrupted power service, APDCL has also introduced a ‘trolley for transformer’ system which will be used as temporary replacement in case of a damaged transformer.
“Until a new transformer is installed, this system would be used as a temporary measure so that the dwellers of the area do not have to stay in darkness for long hours,” the official pointed out.
Under the same project, the department also took another initiative called ‘Supervisory control and data Acquisition (SCADA)’ to make the whole system digitized and more efficient to respond instantly any kind of problems. Guwahati is the only city of the Northeast to qualify for the system based on energy and population criteria.
“After the completion of the project, the task which required six hours would be completed in just an hour. For any restoration work, it would require minimum time,” said the official.
An information technology ebled customer service center is also being set up in Guwahati for the consumers, the official informed.
Feeders, a digital device, are also being installed in the power lines for the radio wave transmission to the control centre. This will emit information on air which will be decoded by the control centre and work accordingly.
The official said that this system will make it easy to identify the specific affected line and area.
“People will no longer face major power cut in an area for a long time,” he said.
APDCL used to take surplus time in restoration work because technicians had to search sgs in the lines manually.
“After the completion of this project, we will also be able to forecast the required power for the next day in the city,” he added.