Herald: DEPT plans to address power issues

DEPT plans to address power issues

13 Jun 2019 05:56am IST
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13 Jun 2019 05:56am IST

During his recent conversation with Herald, Cabral had stated that they are looking at upgrading the outdated infrastructure to more reliable systems. 

He revealed that the dept is all set to transform, upgrade and strengthen the infrastructure at an estimated cost of over Rs 1,000 crore in the next two years to ensure that its consumers receive uninterrupted power supply.  The project also aims at reducing the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) loss ranging from 5 per cent to 7 per cent against the present 18 per cent. The upgradation will include replacement of conductors, transformers, new underground cables, overhead cables, poles, etc. The project will be taken up by the Centre and the State. Sources said that Goa is amongst the cheapest suppliers of power, which has not helped them collect enough revenue for underground lines.  “We can increase power tariffs but there will be opposition from the people as even slightest increase in rates leads to chaos. The revenue can help to do away with all overhead lines and move towards underground power cabling,” said an official.  

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