Bhubaneswar, Oct 31: TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) has initiated several measures in Khordha district under safety, system strengthening, operation and maintenance.
More than 4763 poles and 1040 interposing poles have been installed in Khordha District to correct sagging power lines. In addition to this, poles straightening works have been carried out at 144 locations in the entire district.
“ Since Khordha is prone to a lot of harsh weather conditions, 150 new double pole structures have been erected to strengthen our existing network to be able to withstand high velocity wind pressure and the effects of ‘Kaal Baisakhi’,” said an official.
Similarly cradle guards have been provided at more than 20 sites of road crossings to prevent any untoward public accidents in case of any breakage or snapping of live conductor wire.
“TPCODL has installed 71 and repaired 1221 AB switches in and around Khordha district to help reduce the fault clearance time and increase the overall reliability of the area. Additionally, three 11KV and two of 33KV Vacuum Circuit Breaker have been replaced to improve the tripping accuracy and provide reliable power to all,” added the official.
Besides six new potential transformers and six lightning arrestors have been installed to further enhance the capacity of the distribution network.
Speaking on the developments M. Shenbagam, Chief Executive Officer, TPCODL said, “The organization is focused on providing reliable, affordable and quality power supply to its consumers. It is committed towards strengthening & modernizing the distribution system in Khordha, with priority to improve reliability, reduce AT&C losses and offer excellent customer service.”