Electricity Department Struggles with DG Set breakdown, fatigue and failure

Port Blair, Jan 04: The third DG set at IPP has developed technical faults, due to which this DG set have also become non – functional with effect from 03.01.2018. This has created an additional paucity of 2.5 MW power demand in addition to the existing deficit of about 7-8 MW in Port Blair and South Andaman. To cope up with the untoward situation a rotational load shedding for 1hr 15 mts to 11/2 hour will be exercised during evening peak hours from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm and as and when required basis during day hours.

The Electricity Department has requested and appealed to all the residents of Port Blair and South Andaman to consume power judiciously by rationalizing their power requirements by using minimal lights & other electrical gadgets and switch off all non-required lights, fans and other electrical gadgets etc.

All the Hoteliers and big consumers who are having their own standby DG Sets have also been requested and strictly advised to run their DG Sets during evening peak hours 5.00 PM to 11.00 PM and help in mitigating the power crisis to Electricity Department and also to minimize the hour of load shedding. By doing so, the peak demand during evening peak hours will be reduced which may certainly help the Electricity Department to reduce load shedding. This will also be beneficial for the students for their upcoming exams which is the need of the hour.
During the evening peak hours, a surprise check will also be carried out by the teams of engineers and field officials entrusted for Demand Side Management to ensure reduction in peak evening load requirements.
However, all the consumers and general public including big consumers like hotels and other commercial establishments should help in this endeavor of Demand Management of load to Electricity Department for managing the untoward situation. Once again all the consumers of Electricity Department are requested to kindly bear with us and co-operate by reciprocating to the Appeal sincerely.

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