The government of Jammu and Kashmir has been reviewing the functioning of the power development department especially because of the current winter.
In this winter season people of Kashmir valley need uninterrupted power supply and they also need replacement for the damaged transformers without any delay.
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir held a review meeting about the functioning of the power development department.
He reviewed the earlier directions of replacement of damaged transformers within 12 hours in main towns and 24 hours in other areas and directed strict implementation of the timelines. In order to monitor unscheduled cuts, he directed submission of daily reports related to the system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) and system average interruption duration index (SAIDI); number of damaged transformers and time taken for replacements.
He directed the Department to rationally analyze the supply and demand of electricity in various regions of the Union territories and raise awareness on the feeder-wise authorized electricity drawal limit. Besides, the Department was also asked to undertake an extensive IEC campaign in both print and social media and garner public support for judicious use of electricity in collaboration with the Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies.
The responsible use of electricity will minimize transformer damage on account of overloading besides reducing the unscheduled power cuts.