Powergrid helps to restore power to Diu after Tauktae Cyclone
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India, was assigned the task of restoring 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Savarkundla-Dhokadva Transmission Lines feeding power to Diu following extensive damage due to Taukte cyclone.
POWERGRID took up the restoration on a war footing and a team of about 600 personnel including expert manpower from POWERGRID worked round-the-clock for early restoration of the lines in which about 33 towers collapsed besides suffering other damage.
POWERGRID used the Emergency Restoration System to set up eleven towers and also constructed 10 new towers restoring the 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva line on 28th May, 2021.
With commissioning of this line fifteen 66 kV Sub-stations of GETCO could be energized to provide reliable power supply to Diu and nearby areas. Work for restoration of the Savarkundla-Dhokadva line is currently under progress.
The Ministry of Power in a tweet said, “It’s a matter of great pleasure that with the kind support of MoP, POWERGRID and all concerned, 220 kV Dhokadva substation has been charged through 220 kV Timbdi – Dhokadva line and load taken today on 28th May at 20:24 hrs.”
POWERGRID is at the forefront in helping state utilities across the country in restoration of power transmission lines affected by natural calamities.