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PSPCL to start SCADA project in Jalandhar with Chowgitti sub-station

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) (north) is set to begin SCADA project in Jalandhar, by next week with Chowgitti sub-station. The project is meant to assure less power cuts and maximum availability of supply to the consumers.

punjab Updated: Nov 26, 2016 14:32 IST
Harvinder Kaur
Officials informed that as a part of test, they are already carried out the work of integration and linking of one substation under the project in Ludhiana.
Officials informed that as a part of test, they are already carried out the work of integration and linking of one substation under the project in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) (north) is set to begin SCADA project in Jalandhar, by next week with Chowgitti sub-station. The project is meant to assure less power cuts and maximum availability of supply to the consumers.

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is being carried out under RAPDRP (Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programs) in in Amritsar and Ludhiana besides Jalandhar in Punjab.

Officials informed that as a part of test, they are already carried out the work of integration and linking of one substation under the project in Ludhiana.

“All the substations in three cities are currently being upgradated, for them to be compatible with the SCADA system,” a PSPCL official said.

“Currently the system is being manually operated, they are now being converted into automatic system,” he added.

Some of substations is all three cities have already been upgraded. The cost of setting up is each unit is around Rs 100 crore.

Under SCADA, the working of all sub-stations will be monitored centrally at a single unit.

With the help of geographical index survey, which has already been carried out, power channel right from the power generating source till its transmission to consumers will be monitored.

The system allows control, monitoring and reporting of the power transmission with the help of single integrated unit.

Officials informed that existing system will also be integrated with costumer care cell and billing system for keeping a tab on the feedback that office receives from the consumers.

Official informed that under the project, PSPCL has installed RMU (ring main units) at around 30 locations in the city to ensure that incase the power gets interrupted, it can be compensated with the supply coming from other direction at that location.