A safety device to check electricity leakage

The device called earth leakage circuit breaker detects current to earth & automatically disconnects electricity supply.

New Delhi: Anil Ambani group discom BSES
Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has tied up with engineering major
Larsen and Toubro to provide a safety device to its customers
which helps in checking wastage of electricity and prevent

BYPL said the initiative has been taken as part of
efforts to upgrade safety standards and the L&T manufactured
device will be provided to customers at their doorstep for
a nominal price.

The device called earth leakage circuit breaker (ELCB)
detects current to earth and automatically disconnects the
electricity supply, thus preventing serious mishaps.

"ELCBs are very essential for the safety of one and all.
It is strongly recommended to install them to save precious
lives from any electricity related incidents," said BYPL CEO
Ramesh Narayanan.

He said BYPL has become the first utility in the country
to launch such an initiative and reach out to customers on an
important safety related aspect.

According to Section 61 A of the Indian Electricity
Rules, 1956 and Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC)
regulations, it is mandatory for all consumers, having an
electricity load of 5 kW and above, to have an ELCB installed
at their premises.

"We urge our customers especially those having or
wanting to apply for loads of 5 kW and above, to immediately
have an ELCB installed. This is a very small price to pay for
safety and peace of mind," Narayanan said.

Customers can make a call to phone number 399 99 808 to
place an order for an ELCB, the BYPL spokesman said.


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