Rana Gurjit Singh, Hon’ble Irrigation and Power Minister, Punjab held a meeting with the CMD, Directors and senior officers of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited. He reviewed the working of both the corporations in the presence of Sh. A Venu Prasad, IAS, CMD of PSPCL and PSTCL. A joint presentation was given about the overall working, initiatives being taken to improve the quality of power supply to the consumers specifically the farmers during the ongoing paddy season, besides the other important issues such as improvement in the generation, transmission and distribution system. The minister was apprised about various efforts being made by the corporation to reduce the cost and improve efficiency at various levels with the view to provide quality, affordable and uninterrupted supply. The minister after the presentation stressed for focusing on curbing theft of electricity through enforcement and regular checking. He also advised the officers to bring innovative ideas to increase the use of electricity and gave a few suggestive ideas like introducing e-tractors, e-rehris and brick kilns etc. to solve the problem of utilization of surplus power.
Rana Gurjit Singh stressed for improving the system of power purchase, material purchase and maintenance of stores. He further stressed that the distribution system be made robust, metering system needs desirable change necessary for 100% collection of dues in a transparent manner. He directed that the farmers be educated to install five star motors to conserve energy and use solar power in order to save fuel and help in improving environmental pollution.
Rana Gurjit Singh Irrigation and Power Minister also congratulated the management, engineers and officials of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for meeting with the highest ever demand of power i.e. 2642 LUs (11500 MW) on 10/07/2017 which surpassed the highest demand of last year i.e. 2481 LUs on 22/07/2016 and 11408 MW on 01/07/2016.
Issued by Dy.Secy.P.R./PSPCL
Press Note no 32, dated July 14,2017