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Kashmir likely to get two more grid stations

Last Updated on November 1, 2021 at 5:28 pm

In order to increase the power supply capacity, Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to bring up two more grid stations in Kashmir. It will add up the power supply capacity from current 1650 to 1850 megawatts in next two months.

Since Kashmir is welcoming winters, demand for power in Kashmir has increased to 1450 MW which as per the officials was 1200 MW few weeks back.

As per reports, rise in the usage of heating equipments due to arrival of cold the demand for energy has increased. However, the system constraints allow Kashmir Power Development Corporation Limited (KPDCL) to supply 1650 MW at a time.

Chief Engineer, KPDCL, Aijaz Ahmad Dar said that within the next few days, commissioning of two more grid stations at Lassipora and augmentation of Mir Bazar grid station, they would be able to supply 1850 MW and currently their distribution capacity is 1650 MW.

He further added that 10 percent more energy is being supplied as compared to last winters, but misuse of power continues. He further said that they have constantly requested people to cooperate with us them so that they won’t have to go for curtailments, but with dip in temperature the demand has increased which implies misuse of electricity.

He said that apart from enhancing the power supply capacity, KPDCL has also constituted task forces to act tough against the violators using power illegally.

He further added regarding department’s preparedness for winters that their buffer poles, transformers stand in place, majority of the preventive maintenance of transmission lines have been completed, branching cutting will be completed in a few days.