Transformer snags lead to long outages

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

Residents said they made multiple calls to power department officials after which the officials took action.Praveen Sharma, a resident of Sector 122, “We got to know that a transformer got burnt on Monday, which caused the outages. It needs to be charged for 24 hours without load,” he said. NOIDA: Residents across Greater Noida and some pockets in Noida had to face long power outages due to faulty transformers.While a 60 MVA transformer in RC Greens area had to be replaced, residents of Sector 122 had to suffer long outages on Tuesday as the power department took almost 12 hours to fix a 400 KVA transformer that supplied electricity to the area.There was no power in Greater Noida areas for around 5 hours while residents in affected areas in Noida had to go without power for 12 hours. We called the PVVNL officials multiple times to inform them about the situation.”A 60 MVA transformer of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) located in RC Green of Greater Noida also got burnt leading to long outages in some areas of Greater Noida, including sectors such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Pi III.While residents complained industrial areas were being provided power and residential areas were being neglected, power department officials said that due to transformer, load shedding had occurred in all areas.Sarthak Ganguly, spokesperson for Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL), told TOI that even industrial sectors had outages for as long as seven hours.“The situation will better from Thursday as the transformer was replaced on Wednesday.


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