Uninterrupted power supply in Dmr. soon
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 18: The erratic power scenario in Dimapur is expected to improve in a month’s time if ongoing works at the Nagarjan sub-station should go per plan. An installation work for 100 Mva (132/33Kva) transformer that reached Dimapur on May 1 from Bhopal is progressing smoothly, according to officials from the Power department. The transformer was purchased from the Crompton Greaves (CG) company.
Officials from the department of Power Nagaland informed Eastern Mirror that they were trying their best to make the transformer operational by October this year.
“Hopefully it will happen and once it is connected in a circuit, it will expectedly ease supply (transmission and distribution) constraints at the Nagarjan sub-station,” said an official.
While acknowledging its drawbacks, the official stated the department was doing its best as regular load shedding has the consumers’ patience running thin.
However, another official said electrical mechanics cannot be pressurised to work in hurry as it has to be performed meticulously in a complex machine. The work also involves stage by stage testing of equipments, he informed.
“Testing kits are not easily available in Nagaland and we have to procure it from cities like Bangalore and Delhi. If some fault occurs during some stage of testing, it has to be reworked again,” one official added.
It was informed that CG company had sent one supervisor, who is now monitoring the installation work. “Once the installation is completed, the company will send their manager to finalise whether the machine can start operational.”
The need for a 100Mva transformer of 132/33Kva rating was urgently felt after one of the three 20MVA transformers at the 132KV Nagarjan Sub-Station, Dimapur, was completely burnt on November 12.
According to department officials, installation of the new 100 Mva (132/33Kva) will do away with the existing system of having three smaller capacity transformers. It would not only occupy lesser land area, cut maintenance and operation costs but also provide transmission/distribution stability.