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Advisor Sharma for concerted efforts to improve power scenario in Jammu

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JAMMU, JUNE 09: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma today reviewed the functioning of the Power Development Department in Jammu division and called for improving the overall power scenario.

During the meeting, the Advisor reviewed the present position of power supply and pace of work on various ongoing projects and stressed on augmentation of power infrastructure, and strengthening of the system so as to provide uninterrupted power supply in the province.

While reviewing the various ongoing works under Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP), the Advisor directed the officers to expedite work on all the projects so that their time-bound completion is ensured. He said the Department needs to gear up to meet people’s expectations.

Chief Engineer EM&RE Wing Jammu, Sudhir Gupta intimated that JKPDD in Jammu region is handling around 1170 MW peak load which is 8% more power compared to last year figures. There is a limited transformation capacity of 50 MVA at 132/33KV Grid Station Pounichak against the load demand of 70 MVA which has led to forced curtailments.

It was informed that in Jammu region, at 220 KV level the Department meeting around 500 MVA peak load demand from 220/132KV Grid Gladni and 300 MVA each from 220/132KV Grid Station Barn and Hirangar in Jammu region, thereby utilizing the existing transformation capacity at 220/132KV level to the fullest.

Among others who attended the meeting included, Chief Engineer Projects, Manar Gupta, SE M&RE Circle-I Karam Chand, SE S&O Circle IInd, Omesh Parihar, Xen M&RE-II P D Singh, Xen M&RE-III, Sanjay Sharma, Xen, TLCD-I, J S Rathore, Xen TLCD-II R C Sharma, Xen TLMD-I Sat Paul, SE S&O Circle-I Jammu, V K Gandotra and I/C Xen STD-I Jammu, Janak Sharma.

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