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Power Cuts Due to Transformer Blasts

Officials deny power shortage, claim failure of sub-stations due to rising mercury levels causing power outages in the twin cities

Published: 23rd May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Though the overall power situation in the state is good, the residents of Hyderabad are facing power cuts due to failure of sub-stations at several places as a result of the heat wave.

Following complaints from the public over power cuts and in the wake of increased demand due to use of air-coolers and air-conditioners, the TSSPDCL officials reviewed the power supply situation in the state, especially in Hyderabad.

Chairman and managing director of TS Transco D Prabhakar Rao reviewed the power supply situation with officials on Friday.

Power Cuts.JPGThe chairman instructed the TS Discoms to charge all 33/11 kv sub-stations immediately to meet the increase in demand due to soaring mercury levels. The director of the TS Transco was instructed to immediately charge Erragadda 220/132 kv sub-station so that there will be no power interruptions in the city.

Instructions were also issued to engage additional workers and ensure satisfactory power supply in Hyderabad. The officials stated that there was no shortage of power and recent interruptions were only on account of increased mercury levels which resulted in blasting of current transformers (CTs).

However, immediate action was taken to replace the CTs and restore power supply, the officials claimed.

“TS Transco and TS Discoms are trying hard to maintain satisfactory power supply to meet the rising demand,’’ Prabhakar Rao said.

TSSPDCL officials were instructed to defer general transfers and postings of employees for the time being in order to maintain  power supply during summer.

According to sources, the shortage of power in Telangana on Friday was just three million units, which could be managed without long hours of power cuts, officials said.

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