15th Sep 2021 11:09:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

TAWANG, Sep 15: The Tawang district administration today held a review meeting with all stakeholders after the sudden shutdown of the Shaikang Chhu MHEP recently which has disrupted normal power supply in the district.
Addressing the meeting the Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok stressed on the need to find a solution to normalize the power supply situation.
‘If the COVID-19 situation becomes normal, there will be a flow of tourists in the district and this would increase the demand for power consumption. Moreover the water discharge during winter will decrease, causing less power generation from Hydels,’ the DC said, urging the concerned officers to be serious and find solutions.
He asked the concerned department to tap every unit of power and carry out repairing and maintenance of all the hydels/ DG sets in working condition so that the district doesn’t face power supply shortage.  
ADC Lungla Tashi Dhondup suggested that the defunct mini hydel at Thongleng village which was constructed some ten years back by the Science and Technology department can be revived which will cater to power supply to few villages in Lungla area.
Executive Engineer (elect) informed that the transmission line supply system at power distribution centre needs up-gradation. All the installations are outdated, installed way back in early 70s and 80s whereas the operating system and installations at generation sites are modern and updated, causing frequent tripping of power supply during normal times, the EE said.
He also said that to minimize the complete breakdown of power supply due to fault in one feeder, the power supply system in the district immediately needs Vacuum Circuit Breakers (VCBs) which would enable segregation of the faulty feeder, and power supply to other feeders will not be disrupted.
Superintending Engineer (electrical) Dirang Circle, T.T Dirkhipa also attended the meeting and informed about his inspection of various hydels in Tawang since Tuesday.
A review cum coordination meeting was attended by officers from the Department of Hydro Power Development, Electrical and Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh. DIPRO

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