Drive to promote voluntary disclosure of load

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Chandigarh, Mar 5 (UNI) To encourage voluntary disclosure of load by the consumers, the Haryana Power Utilities would launch a massive campaign in urban and rural areas for mass awakening.

During the campaign, the advantages of declaration of the extended load will be highlighted through print and electronic media and holding discussions with the group of consumers, a spokesman for the Utilities said here today.

He said the scheme had been introduced keeping in view that the majority of farmers in Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Panipat, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Tohana, Hisar, Hansi, Bhiwani, Badhra and Mahendergarh areas had installed high capacity motors to extract water through their tubewells as the ground water level in these areas has gone further down in recent past. Besides, 12 per cent to 14 per cent load growth had been observed in domestic and non-domestic sectors also.

He said that most of the consumers had not disclosed their extended loads resulting into mismatch of distribution network comprising high tension / low tension lines, supply cable and distribution transformers and the actual load existed on the system.

This led to system overloading, interruptions in electricity supply and damage of distribution transformers. It had been observed that the demand of electricity was on peak during the summer and paddy seasons.

The Utilities, he said, had started assessment of load and planned to strengthen the system in view of these seasons.

He said the Voluntary Disclosure of Load by the applicants would enable the Utilities to arrange and instal distribution transformers of the required capacity, strengthening of LT / HT lines and electricity to avoid mismatch and nconvenience.

The Utilities would regularise the load of applicants without penalty. The pending applications in this regard would be considered as regularised under the scheme.

The spokesman urged the consumers of all categories to avail the benefit of the ongoing scheme and avoid heavy penalty on checking after expiry of the scheme.

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