Pune: Electricity Supply To Be Disrupted For 36 Hours In Peth Areas; MSEDCL Makes Alternative Arrangement

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Pune, December 25, 2020: There will be no electricity in Pune’s Peth area for 36 hours from Saturday morning. In order to carry out the maintenance work at the Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) 132 KV High Pressure Substation in Rasta Peth, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MahaTransCo), informed that power supply will be disrupted from December 26 (8 am) to December 27 (8 pm).

The power supply of six sub-stations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) will be cut off for 36 hours which will affect the Peth areas. Alternative arrangements will be made, stated the board.

According to MSEDCL, as the power supply of MahaTransCo’s 132 KV substation will be cut off, MSEDCL will have to manage about 60 to 65 MW of power. Demand for electricity is expected to be low due to cold weather and public holidays on Saturdays and Sundays. However, if power load management is not possible or if there is a technical breakdown in the power lines in the alternative system, the load shedding in the central area of the city is likely to be cycled for one and a half to two hours. However, to prevent this situation from arising, Chief Engineer Sachin Talewar has conducted a technical review and has advised the concerned officials to be vigilant and make warlike efforts to maintain power supply.

The first GIS 132 KV high-pressure substation in Maharashtra was commissioned by MahaTransCo at Rastapeth nine years ago. Pre-planned main base and gas chambers in this substation, as well as other technical maintenance and repair works, will be done under the guidance of experts this weekend

The power supply of substations will be off for 36 hours in areas including, Kasba Peth, Somwar Peth, Mangalwar Peth, Raviwar Peth, Budhwar Peth, Rastapeth, Bhavani Peth, Nana Peth, Old Modi Khana, some areas in Camp, Gultekdi, Ganjpeth, Salisbury Park, Ghorpade Peth, Dias Plot, Lohianagar, Hyde Park, Maharshinagar, Mukundnagar, under MSEDCL’s Rastapeth, Padmavati and Parvati division. Alternative power supply will be provided through other sub-stations of MSEDCL in these areas.

“However, if load management is not possible or if there is a technical problem in the power supply in the alternative system, the load regulation may have to be done in a circular manner. MSEDCL and MahaTransCo have appealed to the consumers to cooperate during this period,” MSDECL stated in a press release.