HVDS to discourage electricity theft
TO ELIMINATE the problem of electricity theft in the Khajrana area thirty 25-kva transformers have been installed through which electricity is being distributed at such high voltage that it is not possible to hook wire on the line. And, by the end of June, 30 more such transformers would be installed in the area, putting an end to the menace.
Talking to Hindustan Times, MP Western Region Electricity Distribution Company additional superintending engineer A W Khan said that electricity theft by hooking wires on line at Khajrana had assumed alarming proportions and to get rid of this problem, high voltage distribution system (HVDS) had been installed in this area where low tension (LT) line has been converted into high tension (HT) line and distribution of electricity is being done at 11,000 volts from the transformer to the consumer end.
Any kind of hooking on this line would prove to be fatal for the person tampering with the line. Khan added that normally distribution of electricity was done at 440 volts and at this voltage there was possibility of hooking.
But, now distribution of electricity at Khajrana is being done at higher voltage of 11,000 volts, thus eliminating possibility of such activity. He added that the work of transformer installation was underway and 30 transformers were yet to be installed.
Transformers are being installed at Asharfi Nagar, Sikendrabad, Goya Road, and Badla etc. Theft of electricity by hooking is a major problem, as it causes great loss of revenue to the Company.
Khan revealed that generation of electricity was done at 11,000 volts at power station. He added that to reduce line losses this voltage is increased to four lakh volts.
He further said that finally electricity is distributed at 440 volts to the consumers. Khan disclosed that he entire exercise was undertaken to reduce line losses, but power theft was possible at 440 volts.
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