The first disaster recovery centre (DRC) of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) would come up on September 18 at Paonta Sahib.
The center which has come up at the cost of around `29 crore will be inaugurated by chief minister Virbhadra Singh.
The data of around 19 lakh domestic and commercial consumers of the electric board would be protected at the centre so that it could be recovered at the time of need.
At present, the HPSEB have only data centre in Shimla and there are no other provisions for protecting data in case of natural calamity.
“The construction of DRC is a part of the Accelerated Power Development and Reform Project (APDRP),” said Anurag Parashar, HPSEB public relation officer, adding that it would be the first centre of its kind in the hill state.
As per as the information, there are 253 sub divisions under the HPSEB in the state, of which 124 have been updated with computerisation system.
Perhaps Paonta Sahib having little possibility of an earthquake could be the reason behind setting up of the DRC here.
Executive engineer RK Dhiman said the center, which was connected with the Shimla center, had been designed to meet the requirements of 15-20 years henceforth.
He further said there was an utter need of a recovery data center, as the dependency on a single centre was not right.
A team of IT experts had also visited the site, he added further.