JAMMU : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting of Power Development Department to review power situation during the upcoming summer months, today at Civil Secretariat. The meeting discussed the various aspects to meet the high electricity demand and a multi-pronged strategy to ensure adequate availability of power.
He directed the officers to strictly implement the decisions taken in the earlier meetings to meet any peak demand and proactive actions for robust power distribution & transmission system. He also directed to launch a campaign against theft of electricity. He said cases of theft should be tackled on priority since it is an important aspect to ensure energy security to all.
He sought a detailed report on the ongoing power sector projects and schemes such as installation of pre-paid meters. He directed the officers to analyse all the issues such as manpower augmentation & rationalisation to provide better power services to the people of J&K. He further instructed to complete the augmentation and upgradation work of Grid stations on a war footing.
A PowerPoint presentation was given by Sh. H. Rajesh Prasad, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department on actions taken on the directions during the previous review meeting. Sinha also launched Real-Time Data acquisition system (RT-DAS). The system would provide real-time access to performance parameters pertaining to different feeders besides other benefits.