(TPSODL) gears-up-to-meet-the-peak-demand

TP Southern Odisha Distribution Ltd. (TPSODL) gears up to meet the peak demand of 684MW during the summer season

Berhampur, xx March 2022: Aligning with the forecast and predictions about intensive heat in coming summers, Tata Power led distribution companies (Discoms) in Odisha have geared up their preparedness for uninterrupted and reliable power supply. Envisaging a peak demand of 684MW this Summer Season, TP Southern Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPSODL) a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha has spearheaded massive technological innovations which will help the company meet the challenges of the upcoming summer season.

Technology Usage:

TPSODL has introduced cutting-edge technologies like Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for efficient and productive distribution network management. Both these systems will help the company to process the data more efficiently, make smarter decisions and mitigate downtime. The company has commissioned a data center at Berhampur which will host GIS, AMI, SCADA and other IT applications.

Network Augmentation:

Apart from the periodic maintenance activities the company has ensured a 46 Ckt.Km new 33kV line. TPSODL has also erected 1,129 High Tension and 859 Low Tension intermediate poles. Other initiatives include regular power transformer overhauling, repairs, earthing at the site in the distribution system. The company has attended oil leakages of 332 distribution transformers (DTR) and has also replaced 1,334 faulty distribution transformers (DTR) to ensure their customers have a seamless electricity supply throughout the summers.

“We are expecting a peak demand of 684MW in our area this summer season. To meet the spurt in demand, we are taking proactive steps in the coming summer season using advanced technology and deploying preventive maintenance practices for providing uninterrupted power supply in the region," said Mr. Arvind Singh, CEO, TPSODL.

Load Forecasting:

Demand (load) Forecasting is an essential step towards ensuring a reliable power supply. TPSODL ensures demand forecast through parameters such as past years load growth pattern and proposed growth in the Demand in ensuing years for optimal and cost-effective planning in ensuring reliable power supply to consumers.

Summer Peak Demand Trends in TPSODL’s area:

2022-23 (expected): 684 MW

2021-22: 654 MW

2020-21: 628 MW

In alignment with the power demand from the summer season and to further reduce any mishap during operations, the company has embraced a safety culture in the organisation. The company had introduced training programs for all its employees on heat stress and awareness on first aid. The company has also ensured light, breathable, loose-fitting clothes and provided safety hats for its employees.

About TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited:

TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPSODL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha with the majority stake being held by Tata Power (51%). TPSODL serves a populace of 95 lakhs with a Customer Base of 23.69 lakhs in a vast Distribution Area of 48,751 sq. km.

TPSODL's parent company Tata Power has a vast experience in electricity distribution in Mumbai, Delhi, and Ajmer, and has been a benchmark performer in Delhi for the last two decades.

TPSODL is focused on providing a reliable power supply, enhancing customer services and reducing the existing AT&C losses in a systematic manner. The company is working towards achieving this by upgrading the present distribution infrastructure, adopting new technologies and providing various digital services to the customers.

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