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New system to ease power pangs in Rajasthan

Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: A new integrated computer system has been introduced in Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam for reduction of energy losses and ensuring better power supply to the consumers.

Better monitoring

The new system, being undertaken with the support of the World Bank under its institutional strengthening scheme, will facilitate better physical and financial monitoring of the ongoing projects as well as proper utilisation of the inventory, it is believed.

“With the introduction of this system, maintenance of EHV Grid sub-stations and lines will improve. Prompt availability of information of breakdown of transformers and circuit breakers would enable the distribution companies to replace the equipment in time,” said Nigam Chairman and Managing Director Shrimat Pandey.

Dedicated lines

More than 800 computers are installed at the Nigam’s various offices at a cost of Rs.8 crore to synchronise the technical, administration and financial wings of the corporation and increase the overall efficiency. The computers in circle offices and the head offices are connected through dedicated BSNL lease lines providing 24-hour connectivity.

The project, in which most of the activities of a transmission company have been computerised along interconnected systems, is said to be the first of its kind in the country. “It is a real implementation of information technology in any public sector company,” Mr. Pandey claimed.

Under the project, the Nigam has linked grid sub-stations, circle offices and all other offices with the computer server system of its head office at Vidyut Bhawan here in the State capital.

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