Under IPDS, APEPDCL sets up 1,076 Transformers to Provide Uninterrupted Power

To provide uninterrupted power to over 25 lakh consumers across 5 coastal districts, APEPDCL has improved its power supply network. Under the centrally sponsored IPDS, the Visakhapatnam based Discom has established 2,363 transformers at an expenditure of Rs 60 Cr’s. Out of them, 1,000 transformers were set up to augment the capacity of the existing transformers at Rs 27 Cr. The rest of the 1,363 additional transformers were provided for Rs 33 Cr. These works were taken up from 2016 till date. Within the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) limits covering Visakhapatnam core city, Anakapalli & Bheemili 1,076 transformers were set up. Based on consumer feedback, the Discom will be ready to supply more power by enhancing the capacity of the transformers. Usually, most of the consumers have more contracted load than actual connected load owing to the use of various gadgets or appliances without informing & regularizing the extra load with APEPDCL. The sudden & erratic rise in load leads to overloading, which further leads to voltage fluctuations, blowing of fuses & failure of distribution transformers. This, in turn, affects the quality of power supply to rule adhering consumers.