Power situation under control in Odisha, AP: Power Ministry
There were some disturbances in electricity transmission due to cyclone Phailin which struck Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
New Delhi: There were some disturbances in electricity transmission due to cyclone Phailin which struck Odisha and Andhra Pradesh last night, but were attended to in time, the Power Ministry said on Sunday.
"Required load and generation were managed in a balanced manner so as to secure stable transmission frequency," it said in a statement.
In Andhra Pradesh, the load was reduced to about 9,000 megawatt (MW) against normal demand of 10,000MW and in Odisha, it was 600MW against the normal demand of 2800MW.
Based on IMD information, extensive prior preparations were undertaken to tackle the effects of Cyclone Phailin in the context of power requirements," it said.
Advance preparations were made to manage generation and load balance for unhindered and secure grid operation. Power stations in the region were also monitored, it further added.
As required load and generation were managed in a balanced manner so as to secure stable transmission frequency.
Also three Emergency Restoration Systems (ERS) of PGCIL were put on standby readiness in AP and Odisha for quick deployment in the event of damage.
The National Load Dispatch Centre under the control of POSOCO was operating 24 hrs and in touch with the regional dispatch centres of POSOCO and the state load dispatch centre (SLDC).
A high level team headed by Additional Secretary in the Ministry was coordinating all the steps required including 2 hourly reports to all concerned, the statement further added.