Bhubaneswar, June 12: In order to ensure swift restoration of electricity supply following nor’wester (Kalabaisakhi) activities and prevailing heatwave conditions, the Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) has deployed 7,700 ground staff equipped with poles, conductors, hydra and polemasters, said an official release on Monday.
According to a TPCODL statement, to ensure reliable power supply and swift restoration in case another spell of Kalbaishakhi hits the area, TPCODL has deployed 7,700 ground staff and equipped them with poles, conductors, hydra and polemasters.
The company has also deployed Aska lights for restoration work to continue at night as needed, it stated.
In addition to the above, 1,000 staff members are ready to be deployed during any exigencies. In response to the current situation, all leaves of TPCODL technical staff have been cancelled and the entire team is fully committed to serve the people in Odisha, it added.
“TPCODL has taken additional measures for restoration work, including coordination with the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and local administration for material transportation in river crossing areas through boats,” it stated.
“The company has nearly completed the network restoration work following the recent severe Kalbaishakhi spells,” it stated.
The restoration efforts are being closely monitored by the Central Power System Control Center (C-PSCC) and divisional-level monitoring teams.
TPCODL CEO Arvind Singh apprised Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena about the distribution company’s initiatives to deal with the power outage situation during a meeting on power cuts today.