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Discom identifies no power cut feeders

india Updated: May 08, 2012 01:30 IST
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The state-run power distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has identified 69 feeders in Gurgaon as 'power-cut free' since they account for lesser aggregate technical and commercial loss (AT&C) when compared to the set standards.

The DHBVN has claimed it will provide "uninterrupted" or "extra" power supply to them. The select feeders, among a total of 582, fall in new Gurgaon (35), Manesar (18), and a few areas in Udyog Vihar, old Gurgaon, Pataudi and Farukkhnagar.

According to DHBVN, such losses are the main cause behind operational efficiency. The department claimed that, as a result of its continuous efforts to curb power theft and reduce technical losses, AT&C loss has come down to 24.7% from 32.25% in 2005-06.

Industrial feeders with up to 6% AT&C loss, urban feeders with up to 10% loss and independent feeders with up to 3% loss come under the 'no power cut' category. Also, rural feeders with up to 15% AT&C loss will get four hours extra power supply than what has been scheduled, DHBVN has claimed.

The new scheme has been implemented with immediate effect and the feeder list will be reviewed every three months.

Gurgaon DHBVN superintending engineer Subhash Deswal said that the district's AT&C loss is less when compared to other districts in Haryana.

"From 18% in 2009, we have brought cut losses to 13%," he said. While all efforts will be made to provide 24 hours of power supply at the feeders identified, Deswal admitted that in the event of major break down or less supply from generation units, the same cannot be ensured.