Tata Power: TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited takes proactive measures to prevent major damage and ensure fast food service in Odisha

Amid the ongoing pandemic, tropical cyclone ‘YAAS’ devastated the country’s eastern coasts on Wednesday 26.05.21, dumping heavy rains, damaging homes, farmland and the power grid. TPCODL prepared the Disaster Management Plan (DMP) well in advance to mitigate risks based on lessons learned from previous experiences. Within this framework, a structured approach has been defined covering preventive measures, defined roles and responsibilities for disaster management as well as plans to organize the necessary equipment / machinery in case of emergency.

Upon the announcement of cyclonic storm “Yaas”, TPCODL immediately identified the area that was to be affected by the severe cyclonic storm, well in advance. In accordance with the defined DMP, approx. 10,000 people present and additional as well as adequate materials and machinery have been deployed to areas likely to be affected to begin restoration work immediately. Fast food teams have been formed within the sub-divisions and clear roles and responsibilities have been defined to complete the catering as quickly as possible.

The aftermath of YAAS has been devastating, among the most seriously affected areas are sections of Kendrapada (zone – Aul, Rajkanika, Rajnagar-2), Marshaghai (zone – Babar, Mahakalpada), Paradeep (zone-Chatua) and Jagatsinghpur (Zone-Balikuda-2). The whole area has been submerged in water, roads have been blocked with fallen trees, conductors have broken under the weight of branches, and most of the area suffers from high water saturation.

After the cyclone, restoration work was launched on the basis of war. Power to all hospitals, COVID care centers, intensive care units and oxygen factories was delivered in a record time of 2 hours. The power supply to all HQs / CSCs in the district has also been restored as a priority.

Speaking on power restoration MM Shenbagam, CEO, TPCODL mentionned, “The key to mitigating the risk of a cyclone and reducing its impact is to be well prepared with pre-monsoon activities like pruning trees, correcting identified vulnerable hot spots, preventive maintenance of distribution transformers, etc. . With that done, we’ve reduced its impact and jumped into action with all the resources for a fast food restaurant to ensure customers are the least affected. We also thank the government of Odisha and the CM office for their continued support during the cyclone.

Thanks to continuous surveillance, systematic departures patrols and the clearing of network lines, TPCODL was able to restore 70% of the electrical power supply within 8 hours of arriving ashore. Additionally, TPCODL was able to maintain 100% power supply in the Twin Cities (Cuttack and BBSR) through a clear focus area and systematic grid maintenance.

To date, 85% of the grid has been restored and power is being supplied to affected areas. For the remaining 15%, we wait for the water to recede to restore balance. The TPCOLD team is working around the clock to restore in-phase power safely and carefully.

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed / managed capacity of 12,808 MW. A pioneer in the field, it is present across the entire electricity value chain – renewable and conventional energy production, including hydropower and thermal energy, transmission and distribution, coal and freight. , logistics and trade. With nearly 3.9 GW of clean energy production from solar, wind, hydropower and waste heat recovery representing 31% of the company’s portfolio, Tata Power is a leader clean energy production. In line with the company’s vision of sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is leading the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by examining the growth of new businesses in distributed generation through solar and micro-grids. on rooftops, storage solutions, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, ESCO, automation and smart meters. It has successfully entered into public-private partnerships in generation, transmission and distribution in India, namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. »With the Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; “Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.” with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution to Ajmer; ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.’ with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for the evacuation of electricity from the Tala hydroelectric power station in Bhutan to Delhi; ‘Maithon Power Ltd.’ with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project in Jharkhand and recently entered into a public-private partnership for the northern, central, western and southern part of Odisha, namely “ TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPNODL) ‘ ‘,’ TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited ‘,’ TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited ‘and’ TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited ‘. Tata Power serves around 12 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power project in Mundra (Gujarat) based on ultra-critical technology.

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