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PCL forms panel for tech upgrade

THE UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) has constituted a high-level committee to study certain points to effect technical upgrade and reduce the transmission and distribution losses.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 01:15 IST

THE UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) has constituted a high-level committee to study certain points to effect technical upgrade and reduce the transmission and distribution losses.

The three member committee will be headed by director (distribution), who will be its chairman and the managing director of Madhyanchal (Lucknow) discom and the director (personnel administration and management) will the members of the committee which will submit its report to the UPPCL chairman.

The committee will study possibility of extensive application of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) both in urban and rural electrification. The use of HVDS system makes power theft through illegal connections impossible. It will also study the technical feasibility of private tube well electrification on single and three phase lines as well as implementation of one transformer for one tube well to develop an ownership feeling resulting into drastic reduction of damage rate of transformers and effective check on pilferage on account of absence of Low Tension (LT) line.

Similarly, the high-level committee would explore the possibility if the transformers were procured of amorphous metal core in place of CRGO core.

The transformer with CRGO metal core consumes power to energise itself even when no consumer is getting supply from the transformer. The use of transformers with amorphous metal core could save millions of units of electricity, it is said.

In fact, the authorities are now relying more on technological upgrade and check on power theft to increase availability of electricity as a short-term solution to power shortage as they know that availability of additional electricity from the proposed powerhouses only a dream so far.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 01:15 IST