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DPDC takes fast-track measures for reliable electricity supply

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  • 14 March, 2021 12:00 AM
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DPDC takes fast-track measures for reliable electricity supply

Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) has taken 12 fast track activities to ensure reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity, said the company top executive.

“Operation of substation with N-1 contingency, capacitor bank for power factor and voltage profile improvement, transformer installation in mono pole, building a rubbish network at least two sources from different substation, mobile substation, smart grid, insulated conductor for densely area like oil town, indoor substation, underground cable base network, GIS base indoor substation, GIT base transformer instead of OIT based and live line maintenance have been taken by DPDC,” DPDC managing director Engineer Bikash Dewan said.

DPDC gives emphasis for regular monitoring and maintenance of Distribution Transformer, Overhead line and UG cable and Substation to ensure reliable power supply, he added.   DPDC has started installing        

covered/insulated conductor in overhead lines to minimise power interruptions, he informed. 

It works for gradual conversion of overhead network to underground distribution system, he informed.

DPDC has engaged an internationally reputed consultant, Energytron, Australia to do feasibility study for conversion of DPDC’s overhead network to underground distribution system, the MD also said.

 DPDC plans to gradually convert its overhead lines to underground network.

DPDC has purchased some good quality testing equipment to carry out live line maintenance.

The company also plans to use GIT transformer in its future substation.

“The main advantage of gas insulated transformers is that they are environmentally friendly and can be recycled easily,” he said.

Bangladesh is longer an energy deficit country; it has become an energy surplus country under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bikash Dewan said.

He said the company has taken short, mid and long term plan to supply 10,417 MW in 2041. It supplies 1,789 MW to consumers now.