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Power staff in Telangana put on alert as demand nosedives

Published: 13th Oct 2020 6:29 pm

Hyderabad: Transco and Genco Chairman and Managing Director D Prabhakar Rao has directed officials and engineers of the Electricity Department to be cautious as lower power demand due to continuous rains has led to an increase in voltage.

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A Transco press release said the CMD was personally monitoring the fluctuations in demand and supply and was directing the load dispatch centre throughout the day.

“The demand for power has drastically come down from 12,000 MW to 4,300 MW. While monitoring the increase in voltage, hydel power engineers have also been advised to be cautious while continuing with the generation of 1,500 MW through hydro electrical units,” he said. He further said all thermal power generation units had cut down power production keeping in view the demand decrease.

He advised citizens to inform the electricity authorities if they found any snapped power lines or uprooted electricity poles. “People must be cautious while passing through areas where electrical lines or transformers are submerged,” he said. Citizens could dial the fuse call office at 1912 or 100 if they found submerged cellars of residential or commercial complexes, he said, advising residential welfare associations to shut off the power supply if cellars were submerged.

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