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Study For Resilient Power

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will make In-Depth Study for making Odisha a power sector resilient state in view of the experience due to natural disasters hitting the Coastal State time and again.


The National Authority held a meeting on Resilient Power Infrastructure and Network in Odisha recently, chaired by Member, NDMA Kamal Kishore, where it was decided to take up Detailed Study by experts of NDMA in collaboration with the State Government.

Mr.Kishore congratulated the Odisha Government for making sincere efforts to restore power supply in FANI hit Zones and lauded the State Administration for effectively dealing with Super Storm.

He said the State as well as the country needs Resilient Power Infrastructure and Network and NDMA will take up the issue with all sincerity.

Hemant Sharma, Secretary Energy of Government of Odisha presented details as to how the Power Infrastructure received jolt from Super Storm-FANI on 3 May, when 14 Coastal Districts faced the fury.

Mr.Sharma briefed the meeting about the losses of Power Infrastructure due to strong winds and its effect of  power, water supply, transport, communication , finance and banking, trade and commerce etc.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit on 6 may to the State was briefed about the proposed Resilient Power Infrastructure and Network needed for the Coastal States.

At least Rs.10,000 Crore is needed for such an initiative and Odisha Government has posed it to the Union Government for extending its support in this regard.

Looking at the huge requirement, NDMA decided to make In-Depth Study in this regard so as to visualize the real need and that can be provided various sources.

Sandip Pondrik, Joint Secretary, Mitigation of NDMA said long term action will be based on Odisha Experience of FANI and what could be done better way to devise Road Map for building Disaster and Climate Resilient Power Infrastructure will be looked into.

NDMA authorities discussed at length about application of Drones with Camera for Transmission and Distribution Work.

Experts advised for adoption of more robust tower design for structures and foundations with higher Factor of Safety (FoS) to withstand higher velocity and pressure.

Therefore, there is a need to revisit the design and practices of power infrastructure in coordination with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Ministry of Earth Science (MoES).

As the State Government has urged for Under Ground Cabling System for the Urban Centers of Coastal Districts, the detailed study will be also taken up looking at the huge requirement of skilled manpower and infrastructure needed for the purpose, said Sameer Pethe, Senior Consultant .
 
 
 
 


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