BHUBANESWAR, JULY 12, 2022
As part of its monsoon preparedness drive, Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Limited (TPCODL) has completed various preventive safety measures to ensure seamless power supply and safety of customers during this monsoon season.
TPCODL has carried out aggressive tree trimming along the feeders and de-vegetation at primary and distribution substations (DSS) on a priority basis to avoid falling of trees/branches on electrical installations, poles and wires leading to unsafe conditions. TPCODL teams have carried out DSS vegetation cleaning at nearly 1,500 locations and resorted to tree trimming at more than 3,500 locations across its five circles.
As part of its preventive maintenance initiatives, TPCODL undertook leakage current testing drive at around 2,500 locations and rectified faults wherever found, along with overhauling of the power transformers, oil filling in the transformer tanks and prevention of oil leakages. The Company has installed interposing poles at high sagging areas, installed polymeric lightning arresters, installed and repaired earthing systems and created provision for submersible pump sets for the low lying Primary Substations.
TPCODL has also ensured adequate manpower and round-the-clock vehicle availability for maintenance and breakdown services with quick response time.
“Safety has always been our top priority and we are fully prepared for this monsoon season. Our team is working proactively and relentlessly to ensure that customers are not inconvenienced due to any electricity supply related issue,” said TPCODL Chief Executive Officer M Shenbagam, while appealing to consumers to strictly follow safety guidelines during the monsoon and stay safe.
TPCODL has advised people to stay away from water-logged electrical installations, caution children from playing near electricity installations, not to touch electrical appliances with wet hands, to check electrical appliances for any leakage current, to use ISI-marked electrical wires and equipment, and to install earth leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) to prevent shocks.