Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has been taking various steps to reduce power loss in generation, distribution and transmission, its Chief Engineer, A. Nachadalingam (Distribution), Madurai Region, has said.

Addressing the valedictory function of Energy Conservation Week here on Saturday, Mr. Nachadalingam said that super critical technology was being adopted while installing new power stations.

The coupling alignments of generators/turbines in existing power stations were being set right to reduce power loss. Similarly, static excitation equipment was being used in the generators. Transformers with cold rolled grain oriented steel core and tap switches were used. Capacitor compensation was being used in all voltage levels.

Mr. Nachadalingam said high voltage distribution system was being adopted to prevent transmission and distribution loss. Thus low tension power stretches were being reduced while increasing the high tension stretches, he said. New sub-stations were erected in load centres and high quality and electronic meters installed at all consumers’ end to ensure exact power consumption reading.

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Madurai General Manager, V.K. Sanjeevi, said any service provider would only like for increased usage of their service. But, TNEB is advocating energy conservation because of the perennial demand-supply gap of power. BSNL had become conscious of its usage of electricity and fuel and had taken several steps to reduce their power and fuel bill. Besides power saving would reduce carbon emission that will help maintain atmospheric temperature and slow down global warming. People should look to non-conventional means of power generation.

N. Somasundaram, president of Madurai Tiny and Small Scale Industries, appreciated the TNEB official’s gesture in strictly following load shedding schedules which was beneficial for industrialists to run their units without any production loss.

Madurai East (MLA), N. Nanmaran, Principal of Thiagarajar College, R. Raja Govindasamy, P. Rajamani, former Chief Engineer, TNEB, and Superintending Engineers, Azhagarsamy and V. Pandiyarajan, State vice-president of Tamil Progressive Writers’ and Artists’ Association, Madukur Ramalingam, were among those who spoke.

More In: Madurai