Power Grid restores snowfall-hit transmission lines in J&K
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IBNS): Prompt action taken by Power Grid has brought back the valley’s power to normalcy which was affected by the heavy snowfall in the late evening of Nov 3 and morning of Nov 4.
The 1600 MW normal load of power in J&K is being fulfilled in the state presently.
Heavy snowfall in areas of Jammu and Kashmir threw the normal life out of gear in the state as people suffered immensely due to power breakdown in the valley.
Both Power Grid transmission lines namely 400 kV Double Circuit New Wanpoh-Kishenpur and 400 kV Double Circuit New Wanpoh-Wagoora tripped on Sunday morning.
As soon as the fault was noticed, quick action was taken by Power Grid immediately and all Power Grid lines were restored within a span of about half an hour.
During the snowfall, three JK-PDD lines namely 132 kV Mir Bazar-Kulgam, 132 kV Mir Bazar-Lisser, 132 kV Lassipora-Shopian were also affected due to failure of towers.
The local level restoration of transmission lines is being done by JK-PDD and Power Grid jointly.
Power Grid is providing all required support along with expert manpower for quick restoration by deploying Emergency Restoration System (ERS). Power is now available in the valley and affected JK-PDD transmission lines are being restored proactively.