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Power load of whole valley dipped below 850 MWs; MD KPDCL Yasin monitoring situation

SRINAGAR: Due to heavy snowfall during the intervening night of 30th Jan, electric supply to many areas of Kashmir Valley got disrupted.

The load of the whole valley dipped below 850 MWs during the early morning hours of 30th Jan, 2022.

In a statement issued to The Dispatch, Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited said, Out of total 33 KV feeders, 14 were under fault along with 4 No. 33 KV Taplineswhich affected the power supply mainly to Sopore, Kupwara and Handwara area of District Baramullahof Kashmir,

“Few portions of District Budgam and of District Anantnag were also affected due to outage of 4 No. of 33 KV lines out of 14.  In addition to that, around 215 11 KVfeeders were under fault due to heavy snowfall”, it added.

As per the statement, From early Morning, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Ltd. field teams under the able guidance of MD, KPDCL Yasin.M.Choudharywere mobilized to rectify the faults. Despite the continuous snowfall in the region and braving the extreme freezing temperature, the field teams of KPDCL started patrolling the faulty lines and were able to bring up the load of Kashmir Valley to around 1590 MWs by 3 PM.

It is pertinent to mention that at present only four 33 KV lineswhich specially feed to Sopore Area of District Baramullah and few areas of Bijbehera are under fault and by evening all the 33 KV lines will be charged. Out of all the 11 KV feeders only 154 feedersremain out due to the faulty status of four33KV lines.

MD, KPDCL is himself closely monitoring the situation and assures the public that all the feeders will be up and live. This is the first time that such a quick restoration has happened since the incorporation of KPDCL.

Managing Director has also praised the patience shown by the public towards the corporation, that may have been affected by the disrupted electric lines that were under faulty since morning and assures the public that field team of KPDCL wont rest till all the feeders are up and running.


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