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TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd. gets ready for impending cyclone Jawad

TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd. gets ready for impending cyclone Jawad

· Issues consumer advisory for reporting emergencies

· Consumer can call at 1912 / 18003457122 for 24x7 help

· Working closely with Govt. agencies to prevent any damage

Bhubaneswar, 3rd December 2021: TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd. (TPCODL), a Tata Power & Government of Odisha joint-venture, has put a detailed Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) in place to deal with the looming cyclonic conditions in coastal districts of Odisha. This has come after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) updated that the depression over south-east Bay of Bengal is likely to form a cyclone, named Jawad, and reach north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast on December 4.

The plan categorizes disasters on basis of severity and prescribes an action plan, a Disaster Management Structure to systematically receive alerts, examine them, send pre disaster alerts and devise a mechanism to invoke and revoke BCDMP. To check its effectiveness at the time of need, and be in a state of readiness to respond to any contingencies, a mock drill of the plan has also been conducted by TPCODL. To ensure that power supply continues to all emergency services at all time, the company has set up special teams to handle the job. Dedicated quick response teams have been strategically placed across locations in its licensed areas.

For any emergency services consumers can call at the 24x7 call centre toll free number 1912 / 18003457122.

Preventive maintenance of equipment is done at distribution as well as consumer sub-stations. Adequate stock of essential spare parts, tools and equipment including transformers, switchgears, etc. has been ensured to minimize the restoration time towards power interruptions.

As a safety measure, TPCODL requests everyone in the affected areas not to do the following:

· Do not touch any wires or plumbing inside a building during lightning as telephone lines/metal pipes can conduct electricity

· Do not take shelter beneath tree/any temporary structure in case of heavy wind, thunderstorm and downpour

· Do not touch any Electrical installations with wet hands or without using hand gloves, safety shoes or insulated platform

· Do not allow children to play near storm drains after rainfall

Mr. M Shenbagam, CEO, TPCODLsaid, “Our disaster management teams have been working with govt. agencies to mitigate the risks before the cyclone Jawad and reduce its impact on power supply. We are taking necessary precautions to respond swiftly and effectively during such crises and ensure uninterrupted power supply.”

About TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited:

TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited (TPCODL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha with the majority stake being held by Tata Power (51%). It serves a populace of 1.36 Crore with Customer Base of 26 Lakh in a vast Distribution Area of 29,354 Sq. Km.

At TPCODL, the entire focus is on providing reliable power supply, enhanced customer services and reduction of the existing AT&C losses in a systematic manner. The company is upgrading the present distribution infrastructure, adopting new technologies and providing various digital services to customers.

TPCODL's parent company Tata Power has a vast experience in electricity distribution in Mumbai, Delhi and Ajmer, and has been a benchmark performer in Delhi for the last two decades.


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