No end to Gurgaon’s power pain as utilities blame each other

The fault in a power house in Sector 72 on May 17 continues to have a crippling effect on the state of power supply and distribution across Gurgaon, with vast swathes of the city facing outages often stretching up to 4-5 hours.

The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (Dhbvn) laid the blame squarely on the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) for the ongoing supply shortfall.

The Sector 72 power house of the DHBVN is totally dependent on the PGCIL for supply and distribution of electricity.

Sanjiv Chopra, chief engineer, DHBVN, said, “Over the last 10 days, the Sector 72 power house has been battling an acute supply shortfall. A cable was damaged 10 days ago and it is yet to be fixed. We get nearly 630 MW of electricity from PGCIL for this Power House which feeds half of the city. However, since the damage to the cable at this power house, we are facing a shortfall of 350 MW. Hence, we have no option but to go for scheduled power cuts across the city.”

DHBVN officials spoke to top PGCIL executives repeatedly as complaints over long power cuts continued to pour in from across the city. However, nothing came of it, claim residents. They are worried over the power cuts as the city is in the grip of a sweltering hot spell and electricity consumption has shot up to 1250 MW a day.


Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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