This year the monsoon rain was very negligible in the State, which raised the humidity and heat among the people. The twin city Cuttack and Bhubaneswar are facing a significant rise in power cuts and brownouts in Tata Power- managed Central Odisha for the past couple of days. Due to which the citizens of these cities have a miserable life.
From 1st June 2020, the Tata power took the management of CESU (Central Electricity Supply Utility). And after the residents of many areas including the twin city and several other districts are facing power cuts.
Due to lockdown by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the magnitude of power disturbances is abstruse, and the supply is outpacing the demand of the State.
On Sunday the power demand of TPCODL was 1097 MW which is against the average claim that is 1550 MW. The power cuts in rural areas for a more extended duration are done to save money from loss-making feeders and in Urban areas are due to confined problems.
The problem of power cuts became more intense when the new management is outsourcing some of the services to private business associates.
According to the top executives of TPCODL, their business associates are neglecting the old technical and non-technical staffs and also those they aren’t getting enough support from the association.
He said, “There is nothing wrong with the current power infrastructure, but everything is wrong with the new management. Technical or non-technical problems that were earlier resolved at the junior engineer level are now reported to top bosses of the administration”.
The customer is not just complaining about the frequent power cuts but a large amount of billing. Now with restraints of individual moments are making it difficult for the citizens to pay the bill online as the system is not receiving the amount due to the differential cost.
According to the sources from CESU, the team is working together. The new management is creating division, and because of which the consumer will suffer many problems.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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