With the winter season in Kashmir, the government has tried to remove all the bottlenecks for a vibrant, disruption free winter here.
Government has said that it is their top priority to have proper power supply during the winters while the Chief Secretary reviewed winter power scenario
He issued directions for proper management of transformer repairs, reduction in unscheduled power cuts.
He was apprised about the existing electricity scenario in Kashmir valley, the current energy consumption pattern and future power requirement during the winter season. He was informed that the Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation has already touched a peak load of 1653 MW which is nearly 100 MW higher than the peak load of 1546 which was served last year. Similarly, the power supply to the Kashmir valley this year alone had been of the order of 5719.6 million units- an increase of 12% over the previous year.
While acknowledging the efforts of the department, he directed the officers to undertake greater efforts to ensure smooth power supply during winters. He directed inspection of all transformers by 30th November 2021 to ensure good health of transformers, besides simultaneously inspecting all HT/LT fuses within 15 days.
He directed prevention of unscheduled power cuts due to overloading and formulation of proper protocol to manage scheduled power cuts. He also directed the initiation of the IEC campaign for raising awareness on agreement power load, schedule of electricity cuts and helpline number for complaints.