TPCODL Gears Up To Meet Power Disruption For Cyclone ‘Asani’ In Central Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Tata Power Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) has geared up to deal with possible disruption in power supply due to cyclone ‘Asani’ in the region under its jurisdiction.

The DISCOM has delivered necessary materials at likely affected locations so that immediate restoration work can be taken up post cyclone and kept adequate stock of essential spare parts, tools and equipment including transformers, switchgears, etc.

The company has a  detailed Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) in place for dealing with the situation. It includes categories of disasters based on the severity along with a  corresponding action plan.

It has set up a disaster management structure to receive alerts, examine those, send pre-disaster alerts and devise mechanism for invoking and revoking BCDMP. 

In order to address customer’s requirement for power supply, dedicated quick response teams have been  strategically placed at various locations in its areas. One can call the company’s call centre at toll free number 1912 or 18003457122 or register in TPCODL MITRA App or website for any emergency service. 

As a safety measure, TPCODL has requested everyone in the affected areas not to do the  following: 

  • Do not touch any wires or plumbing inside a building during lightning as telephone  lines/metal pipes can conduct electricity 
  • Do not take shelter beneath tree/any temporary structure in case of heavy wind, thunderstorm and downpour 
  • Do not touch any electrical installations with wet hands or without using hand gloves, safety shoes or insulated platform 
  • Do not allow children to play near storm drains after rainfall 

The company has also ensured maintenance of equipment at primary as well as distribution sub-stations. The DG sets and the Mobile Sub-Stations have been kept ready to cater to any emergency. As part of pre-cyclone preparation, tree trimming has also been carried out.

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