SILCHAR, Sept 28 - In a bid to stabilise fluctuating voltage levels and improve the transmission of power supply on feeder lines, a new power substation with a capacity of 33/11 KV and 2x20 MVA power transformers, was commissioned and inaugurated at the Panpatty office of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Cachar region. The substation was inaugurated by the Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly and Silchar MLA Dilip Kumar Paul in the presence of Rajendra Deka, Chief General Manager (Distribution) of APDCL, and Gour Gopal Saha, Deputy General Manager of Cachar Electrical Region.
Basabendu Debroy, Deputy Manager (Testing and Commissioning department) of APDCL, Cachar region, said that this is the first integrated substation in the Barak Valley constructed within a smaller periphery. �This substation will be digitally run on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) mode through laptop from the office. The nature of the faults in the lines will be detected and the rectification process will be made easy,� Debroy said. In the first phase, four feeders covering Premtola, Madhurband, Bilpar and Berenga will function.
Earlier, these radial feeders were running from Malini Beel and Meherpur substations, which have now been brought to this substation for central distribution. The distance of the feeder lines has been narrowed down for better voltage levels, Debroy said, adding that the substation has been constructed under the RAPDRP scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dilip Kumar Paul said �this substation would be of great help to the people of Madhurband and Berenga on the outskirts of Silchar. People of the Barak Valley were deprived of better power supply and this had caused resentment among the consumers against the power board.�
In his speech, Rajendra Deka thanked the speakers in the meeting for offering valuable suggestions to the employees of the department. He said that the demand for power has been constantly increasing, and that the employees must be alert to render services to meet the demands.