Raja inaugurates ‘Automatic Demand Management System’

ITANAGAR, 1 Jun: Power and hydropower minister’s advisor Balo Raja on Wednesday inaugurated a ‘Automatic Demand Management System’ at State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) at  132/33 KV Sub-Station, Chimpu.

It is a state-of-the-art technology, which uses IT/OT applications and hardware to manage load demand automatically in 33/11 kv sub-stations.

This is a pilot project installed in two main 33/11 kv sub-stations in Itanagar at Chandranagar and Panchali at a project cost of Rs 1.03 crore.

“The state government is keen to bring in technology for efficient, transparent and people-friendly governance. This project is in line with this policy and would be extended to other 33/11 kv sub-stations across the state, if the pilot project is successful,” Raja said.

He said that such automatic demand management system will prevent unnecessary and avoidable blackouts in our cities and towns. Raja also informed that the state government has sanctioned for construction of a state-of-the-art building for SLDC and that the building is likely to be completed in few months.

“We are looking forward to strengthen and empower our SLDC to grow to catch up with the rest of the country. SLDC is the eye, ear and nose of the power system,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Raja also inaugurated an upgraded video conference room of the SLDC. The project was funded under state sector at a cost of Rs. 34 Lakhs.

Later, retired Chief Engineer HR Bado inaugurated a V-SAT satellite communication in power system at the same location. It was also funded under state sector at the cost of Rs.32.38 lakh.

Bado said that Arunachal Pradesh is the first state in the North East to deploy satellite technology in power system communication.

Bado said that the communication system will make the engineers at SLDC to have a real time system data instantly at every 15 minutes block enabling the SLDC to operate and manage grid system in a more efficient and effective manner.

“It would also help in forecasting and scheduling,” he added.

Later, Raja joined the farewell function organized to bid adieu to Bado, who retired on 31 May.