Load shedding days are here again

Load shedding days are here again
DIMAPUR, NOV 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/22/2020 11:35:10 AM IST

Due to low power generation from the hydro power generating stations and the resultant power shortfall, the State power department said it was being compelled to impose load shedding throughout the State on a rotational basis. (See table)

During this critical time of power crisis, the department has appealed to customers for judicious and optimum use of electricity by switching off avoidable appliances that would go a long way to reduce the duration and quantum of load shedding. 

While regretting the inconvenience caused, chief engineer (T&G) Er Nribemo Mohzui in a press note said that the department was making all efforts to provide stable power supply during the festive season of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

It may be recalled that the State government, in order to give impetus to the activities of the power department, has projected an amount of Rs. 1,115 crore to the 15th Finance Commission for various power projects in the state.

Minister for planning and coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs, Neiba Kronu said this during the inspection of the ongoing revival work of Duilum-Roi Mini Hydel Project at Poilwa village under Peren district, accompanied by advisor power Tovihoto Ayemi and officials of power department. The project stopped operating in August 2019 as the main channel was damaged by a massive landslide.

The minister disclosed that proposals were being made for bigger power projects in Upper and Lower Tizu as well as Tizu valley.

On the department’s proposal for upgradation of the Mini Hydel Project at Duilum-Roi upto 2MW, he suggested conducting a proper feasibility survey so as to take up the matter at the government level.

Additional chief engineer (T&G) Penrithung Yanthan said that the Duilum-Roi Mini Hydel Project, which started in 1991, has two stages-- with the first being 540 KW and second 200 KW and have lived its useful life. He said that it was designed to operate in isolation (off grid) and provide electricity to surrounding villages.

However, Yanthan said that the department has proposed for revival of the two stages of the project. He said the department has also come up with a new plan with the capacity of 2.4 MW which would be connected to the grid.

Informing that DPR has been prepared and a proposal submitted to the state government, the additional chief engineer said that the project was designed to generate 11.95 MU of electricity annually.

Power department engineer-in-chief, Er. Shikato Sema said that through the project the department was trying to capitalise the available resources.

Power outage: Meanwhile, in view of jungle cutting along 66KV Tuli-Nagnimora, 66KV Nagnimora-Tizit & 66KV Tizit-Mon transmission, the power department has informed about daily disruption of power from November 24 till 30, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

SDO (Trans) Mokokchung transmission sub-division appealed to all consumers to bear with the inconvenience.


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