No electricity shortage this summer: UHBVN MD

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, KARNAL
  • Updated: May 17, 2014 20:37 IST

The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) claims to have made elaborated arrangements to meet growing demand of electricity in the state this summer season.

UHBVN managing director Anil Malik said on Saturday in Panipat that arrangements made were higher than the projected demand from May to September.

"Ample arrangements have also been made in view forecast for a below average monsoon rain this year," Malik said while addressing members of district unit of the Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industries. As per load demand projection, about 5,800 to 6,000 MW power is required during May against which availability will be 7,800-8,000 MW.

During the first fortnight of June, the projected requirement will be 6,000-6,200 MW against which the availability will be from 8,000-8,200 MW. During this second fortnight of June, the projected demand will be from 7,300-7,500 MW and the availability will be 9,100-9,300 MW.

In July, August and September, the projected requirement of electricity will be 7,590 MW, 6,600 MW and 6,640 MW, respectively. The HPPC has already arranged 9,500 MW, 9,300 MW and 8,400 MW power for these months.

"The Nigam will give top priority to address consumers complaints for which instructions have been issued to the field officers," he said.

In an order to ensure uninterrupted power supply to industries and overcome the problem of overloading in Panipat town, the Nigam has planned to set up seven new 33 kv substations at mini-secretariat, industrial area, model town, Sector-29 part-II, Sector 24, Nohra, Sanoli Kalan and Chhadiya during the current financial year.

Malik said the existing capacity of 33 kv substation at Sector 13/17, Kabri Road, Kabri, Dharamgarh and Madlouda would also be augmented during 2014-15.

He said the Nigam had already provided the facility of submitting online applications to the prospective consumers for release of new industrial connections. He said powers of field officers have been revised to expedite release of new connections, extension of load and reduction in loads.

Now onwards the sub-divisional officer will entertain the applications up to 500 kilo volt amperes (KVA) where there are no system constraints.

The executive engineers have been authorised to sanction load from 501 to 2,000 KVA, the superintending engineers from 2,001 to 5,000 KVA and chief engineers will sanction the load above 5,000 KVA irrespective of the voltage level.

These officers have also been authorised to allow reduction in loads. Malik said the complaint redressal system of the discoms has been streamlined.

It has been decided to depute a sub-divisional officer in each operation circle for prompt redressal of consumer complaints regarding power supply in the night time, he said.

He also said the Haryana Power Purchase Centre has made adequate arrangements of power supply to all categories for the ongoing summer and ensuing paddy season considering the load growth of 15% in the average demand.

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