Doda,09 June: At 22:01 hrs, the 132 kV CSTL-1 (Dul Hasti line) experienced a power outage as per the State Load Dispatch Center’s (SLDC) curtailment plan. The curtailment lasted for a duration of 2 hours. During this time, the load that was curtailed amounted to 53 MW.
Load Curtailed=53 MW
The reason for the power cut or outage on the 132 kV CSTL-1 (Dul Hasti line) as per the SLDC curtailment could vary. Some possible reasons for a power cut could include:
1. Grid instability: There may have been issues with the overall stability of the electrical grid, which prompted the SLDC to curtail power to certain areas to maintain grid stability.
2. Overloading: The line might have been subjected to excessive electrical load, surpassing its capacity. In such cases, curtailment is necessary to prevent damage to the line or other equipment.
3. Maintenance or repairs: Scheduled maintenance work or repairs on the line or associated infrastructure could have required a temporary power cut.
4. Emergency situation: Unforeseen events such as equipment failure, severe weather conditions, or natural disasters could have caused the power cut as a safety precaution.
The time taken to resolve the issue and restore power after a curtailment can vary depending on the nature of the problem. Here are some factors that can influence the time it takes to settle the issue:
1. Nature of the issue: If the power cut was due to a temporary event, such as a fault or equipment failure, it may be resolved relatively quickly once the problem is identified and addressed. On the other hand, if the issue requires extensive repairs or replacement of equipment, it could take longer to restore power.
2. Accessibility and location: The ease of access to the affected area and the location of the problem can impact the time taken to resolve the issue. If the issue is in a remote or hard-to-reach location, it may take more time to reach the site and carry out the necessary repairs.
3. Availability of resources: The availability of trained personnel, equipment, and materials required to fix the problem can affect the resolution time. If there are limited resources or if additional support is required, it may result in a longer outage duration.
4. Coordination and response time: The efficiency of the response and coordination among relevant authorities and utility companies involved in resolving the issue can impact the overall time taken. Prompt identification, reporting, and collaboration can help expedite the restoration process.
Without specific information about the nature of the issue and the actions taken to resolve it, it is challenging to provide an exact timeframe. Typically, utilities aim to restore power as soon as possible to minimize the impact on consumers and the overall system.