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Will issue new power curtailment schedule from March 15 if weather improves: PDD CE

Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Srinagar, Mar 12 (KINS): The Power Department has decided to come out with a new curtailment schedule from March 15 if there is improvement in weather in next few days.
Sources told news agency KINS that Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan has directed officers to prepare the new schedule for supplying electricity from March 15.
Chief Engineer PDD Aijaz Ahmad Dar said they were working to frame a new power curtailment schedule from March 15.
“If there is improvement in weather then we can issue new power curtailment schedule from March 15. As there was dry weather last week, the electricity demand had reduced to 1440 MWs. Now there is drop in temperature, the electricity demand has again gone up to 1550 MWs,” Dar told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS).
Sources said that that peak unrestricted demand during the winter season was 2150 MW while peak demand met was 1495 MW.
However, peak unrestricted demand during the summer season was 1500 MW while peak demand met was 1435 MW.
Sources said that Rs 778.85 cr revenue was realized from various consumers by ending January, 2021. “The revenue collection was increased by 13.04% amounting to Rs. 89.83 cr more from previous year,” sources maintained.
It is to mention here that the advisor Baseer Khan recently appreciated officers for taking advance steps to tackle any issue of restoration of power supply during the winter. However, the Advisor had told officers not to lower guard as the duration of winter has not finished yet.
In a meeting the Advisor was also briefed regarding the ongoing projects including the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition System/Distribution Management System ( SCADA/DMS) in Srinagar city which envisages remote monitoring and operation of all 33kv /11kv receiving stations in Srinagar city, Real time Data Acquisition System (RT-DAS) in rural areas by way of remote monitoring of 348 feeders of 112, 33kv/11kv receiving stations, RAPDRP Part-A, Smart Metering; CCD-MDM integration and upcoming project IPDS IT Part-A.
The advisor Khan had also reviewed the status and augmentation of the Delina, Magam, Gopalpora, Mattan and other grid stations. He was informed that all the required transformers have been transported to Delina GS which would give huge relief to the consumers of Baramulla, Magam, Beerwah and other areas. (KINS)

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