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Power crisis in South Kashmir as Kishenpur Transmission Line continues to remain shut
1/9/2021 11:22:10 PM
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Early Times Report
ANANTNAG, Jan 9: Due to the outage of 220-KV Kishenpur Transmission Line, southern Kashmir continues to face shortage of around 40 MegaWatts, Early Times learnt on Saturday.
According to reports, a tower of the 220-KV Kishanpur-Mirbazar transmission line suffered damages due to a landslide triggered by rains near Sarmoli in Jammu division.
"Landslides and erosion have damaged the foundation of one tower of the transmission line and has left it in a vulnerable situation. We are working on shifting the tower to a safer location and the transmission line will be restored in two days," Superintending Engineer System and Operation Aafaq Naqash said.
The officer admitted that they are facing shortage of about 40 MegaWatts in South Kashmir which currently receives supply from Wagoora Grid Station through Pampore Station.
However sources said that the department has issued fresh curtailment schedule for Grid Stations of South Kashmir and they were being provided less energy contrary to officials claims.
"For Instance, Wanpoh is being provided 65 Megawatts against the requirement of 96 Mega Watts. Similarly Kulagm Grid Station gets 44 Megawatts against the requirements of 68 Mega Watts," said an official, wishing not to be named.
He said that the Lisser Grid Station was receiving 26 Megawatts of energy against the requirement of 37 MegaWatts and Gopalpora Mattan Grid Station was getting 32 Mega Watts against the requirement of 50 MegaWatts.
The officials stated that the 11KV feeders in South Kashmir were facing more curtailments than the notified curtailment schedule.
"Earlier we used to provide electricity to rural areas in South Kashmir for 10 t0 12 hours but now we hardly succeed in providing them electricity for 7 hours out of 24 hours as the Receiving Stations across south Kashmir are facing more curtailments from Grid Stations," he added.
Officials said that around 208 distribution transformers had also suffered damages due to snowfall in South Kashmir. "Out of 88, we have repaired 38 transformers and electricity to the affected areas is being restored," Executive Engineer Electric Division Anantnag, Syed Khurshid told Early Times.
Er Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, who heads Electric Division Bijbehara said that they repaired 26 out of 30 damaged transformers, however in Kulgam the officials admitted to haven't repaired a good number of transformers.
"We have received 25 transformers at the workshop. Out of those 25 we have repaired 6. Also I have directed mechanics to visit and repair the transformer at sites," Er Khalil Ahmad Ahanger said.
In Pulwama and Shopain, SE Er Lateef said that a total of 105 transformers have suffered damages due to snowfall.
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