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Power Dept give reasons for unstable power supply


Says load-shedding to continue in Dimapur

Dimapur, June 25: Even as a new 100MVA transformer is being installed at 132kV Nagarjan Sub-station, the power situation in Dimapur is unlikely to improve with the State Power Department informing that load-shedding will continue in the District.
In the press release, the Department informed that although a new 100 MVA transformer is being installed at Nagarjan Sub-station, loadshedding will still have to be imposed due to system constrains at downstream lower voltage levels such as 33/11 kV sub-stations and distribution transformers.
On the unstable power supply condition in the last few days, Executive Engineer, Dimapur Electrical Division, Er. Imsenkaba informed that the incomer circuit breaker at Metha Sub-Station became defective on June 24 at 2 pm affecting the following feeders; DBC feeder, ADC feeder, PWD feeder, Dhobinala feeder, Town ( Metha) feeder and Thahekhu feeder. The breaker could be restored only at 7:30 pm.
Also there was a shut-down at Power House Sub-station on June 23 from 5 am to 10 am for replacement of switch gear in the control room.
These incidents aggravated the situation at a time when Dimapur is already faced with difficulties during the hot summer months, the department informed.
The EE also informed that due to the rapid increase in load demand in Dimapur and Chumukedima areas the power system is being overstressed.
He said the department is unable to keep up with the upgradation of the infrastructure for which there is frequent interruptions caused due to snapping of distribution lines, break-down of distribution transformers and sub-station switchgears particularly during peak summer months.
Informing that the department is doing whatever possible under the circumstances, the EE said under the Integrated Power Development Scheme the switchgears are being replaced along with upgradation and installation of new distribution transformers in some of the locations. The department is also coming up with 10 MVA, 33/11 kV substation at Forest Colony which will relieve the overloaded Metha sub-station.
Appreciating the expectation of the public for a stable power supply especially in summer months and the FIFA World Cup, the EE requested the consumers to bear with the department. (Page News Service)