For their role in reducing transformer failures in rural areas
TIRUCHI: Certificates and awards were distributed to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) Distribution Engineers and staff belonging to sections that were free from transformer failures as well as for their role in reducing transformer failures in rural areas at a function held in connection with the energy conservation week here on Wednesday. The programme was organised by the TNEB Technical Training and Development Centre, Tiruchi.
The TNEB sections declared “Failure Free” were Thennur, Main Guard Gate, Thillai Nagar, Rockfort, Palakkarai, Ponnagar, Cantonment, Urban Ariyalur, West Ariyalur, Urban North Karur and Rural South Karur.
Distributing certificates and awards to a total number of 27 sections, TNEB Chief Engineer, Tiruchi region, R. Sitharaman said the Board’s task was to provide quality and uninterrupted power to the consumers.
Stating that overload was the main reason for transformer failures, he said the trend could be witnessed more in rural areas than in urban areas. Timely and early detection of minor defects in transformers would help in averting failures and major problems in the long run, he added.
Senior Manager, Technical Training and Development Centre, Tiruchi, F.X. Mary Magdalin Princy welcomed the gathering.
A release said the Centre conducted special training programmes for better maintenance of distribution transformers and lines to reduce outages for improving consumer satisfaction.
Superintending Engineer, Tiruchi Metro, K. Venkatraman and other senior TNEB officials participated.
The energy conservation week commenced in the city on Monday with the flagging off of mobile awareness programme by Mr. Sitharaman. The TNEB officials travelling in the vehicle distributed pamphlets to the members of the public explaining efficient use of energy.
They explained proper selection of ISI certified capacitors for electric motors, application of electronic chokes in tube lights, besides safe and economic measures to be adopted.
The officials emphasised the importance of saving energy as a right tool for resolving the crisis for the power demand.