Haryana to supply quality power at rural level

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Chandigarh, Sept 12 (UNI) To give power supply to rural domestic consumers in Haryana on urban mode and more reliable and qualitative supply to tube wells, the Haryana power utilities would erect 1240 new 11 KV feeders to segregate rural domestic and agriculture load in the state at a cost of Rs 589 crore.

The joint project of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, would cover 6822 villages all over Haryana after completion by the end of this year, Managing Director, UHBVN Vijayendra Kumar said addressing delegates on the second day of the third annual conference "India Electricity 2008" at New Delhi today.

Mr Kumar said that work of segregation of domestic and agriculture load on 572 feeders has already been completed. The feeders which have small number of tubewells the load would be divided by installing Rural Load Management System (RLMS).

With the creation of this system, there would be three phase power supply in rural area for whole of the scheduled period and as such there would be no shortage of supply for drinking water purposes and for other activities dependent on three phase supply in rural area. It would open opportunity for setting up industries rural Haryana also.

He said that segregation of domestic and agriculture load in rural area would be beneficial for the farmers by way of lesser interruptions in power supply, reduced number of damage to tube well motors, reduction in damage of shunt capacitors and increased efficiency of tube wells.

RLMS would be controlled from a centrally located control room through internet on computer. The control room will receive all information of each transformer for agriculture supply having RLMS installed, including load pattern, consumption, quantity of power supplied, timings of supply. The RLMS may trip the distribution system in case of excess load than that of sanctioned, he said.

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