Punjab

Rana Gurjeet Singh reviews Power generation and Transmission status amid current Smoggy conditions

Punjab Tribune Bureau | November 14, 2017 07:21 PM

Chandigarh: Power and Irrigation Minister Punjab Rana Gurjeet Singh today held a meeting here with senior officials of Department of Power, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) to review the power generation and transmission status of the state under current smoggy conditions besides discussing the issue of power cuts faced by the state during last week due to smog.

           

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman of Punjab Government informed that Rana Gurjeet Singh discussed the current position of the state regarding various aspects related to power generation and distribution during an hour-long meeting with the senior officials including Mr. Satish Chandra, Additional Chief Secretary, Power, Mr. Anirudh Tiwari, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Sources, Mr. Venu Prasad, CMD PSPCL and Mr. Balour Singh, Executive Director, Punjab Energy Development Agency. “The recent power cuts and other challenges being faced due to dense smog in some areas of the state are discussed at length during the meeting”, added the Spokesman.

           

Giving the detail account of the recent transmission failures due to smoggy weather, Er. N.K. Sharma, Director Distribution said that thick deposit caused by heavy smog on insulating discs of 400 KV transmission lines originating from Talwandi Sabo thermal plant resulted into repeated tripping. He said that tripping of power lines forced the shutdown of the power generation at Talwandi Sabo power plant repeatedly. He said that now with the improvement of smog condition in the area the power transmission has been running smoothly. He further added that there was no shortage of power supply in the state.

           

Rana Gurjeet Singh asked the Power officials to make a comprehensive plan to meet the challenges being faced because of smog. He also solicited suggestions from the senior officials and experienced engineers of the department while discussing the ongoing projects, future plans and adoption of innovations in the various fields of power department to increase its efficiency. He asked the officials to adopt every viable measure to ensure the quality of power supply in the state.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Twinkle Khanna speaks at UN women's entrepreneurship summit
Twinkle Khanna speaks at UN women's entrepreneurship summit
Delhi University needs to adapt to changing trends in higher education: President
Delhi University needs to adapt to changing trends in higher education: President
27 universities honored Mahamahopadhyaya Swami Bhadreshdasji  at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
27 universities honored Mahamahopadhyaya Swami Bhadreshdasji at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Bikram Majithia flays congress Minister  Navjot Sidhu for putting pressure on CM  for his trial in a drug mafia scam
Bikram Majithia flays congress Minister Navjot Sidhu for putting pressure on CM for his trial in a drug mafia scam
Computer brain training may cut dementia risk by 29%
Computer brain training may cut dementia risk by 29%
Bhutia offers training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan
Bhutia offers training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan
'Aashiqui' fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP
'Aashiqui' fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP
Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra
Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra
'Padmavati' makers knew paper work was incomplete: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi
'Padmavati' makers knew paper work was incomplete: CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi
PM seeks ideas for Mann Ki Baat on Nov 26
PM seeks ideas for Mann Ki Baat on Nov 26
Nurmahal suicides; Police yet to begin re-investigation
Nurmahal suicides; Police yet to begin re-investigation
Sukhbir Badal announces new team of district presidents of SAD
Sukhbir Badal announces new team of district presidents of SAD