Electricity Dept. promises zero power-cuts from May this year

Port Blair
3 Apr 2018

A 5 MW Power Plant has been commissioned with effect from April 1 to bridge the gap of 6.5 MW delivered by the power plant of M/s SPCL before its closure on the 1st of this month. The 5 MW power plant commissioned on April 1 and the 10 MW power plant in pipe line is the result of the meeting held on January this year on the request of the Lt. Governor, wherein the Minister of State for Power, New & Renewable Energy directed NTPC to establish 15 MW power plant in South Andaman.
The ahead of time schedule commissioning of this 5 MW power plant by M/s Aggreko (through NTPC) couldn’t have been possible without the timely intervention of the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and the steps taken by Chief Secretary and Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Power), A&N Administration. The Lt. Governor had directed the officials of NTPC last month to make all possible efforts for early commissioning of 5 MW power plant for which A&N Administration and Electricity Department will provide all required support.
Though the date of commissioning of the 5 MW power plant was 8th April, 2018 as per agreement, which was programmed to be commissioned by 2nd / 3rd   April, 2018, but was commissioned on 01.04.2018, only due to the sincere efforts made by the team of Electricity Department, NTPC and M/s Aggreko. Further, it is to bring to the kind notice of general public that there is a marginal shortage of around 1 MW which can be managed without load shedding if all the consumers of Electricity Department cooperate and exercise energy conservation in the evening peak hours. The power shortage will be fully eradicated after the commissioning of 50% capacity of the 10 MW power plant by mid-May, 2018 being established through NTPC for which the tender is being opened on 04.04.2018.