R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Power (I/C), Govt. of India, has recently e-inaugurated from New Delhi the BBMB (Bhakra Beas Management Board) Power Houses & Sub-Stations’ Remote Control Room at SLDC Complex, BBMB, Chandigarh.
During the occasion, Singh lauded the BBMB’s team for achieving this technological advancement, which is at par with rest of the world. This assumes greater importance keeping in view its completion by BBMB during these unprecedented pandemic times.
S.N. Sahai, IAS, Secretary (Power), Govt. of India was distinguished guest in this event who also joined from New Delhi. Sahai too congratulated BBMB for achieving automation of one of the oldest power houses in the country.
Machines of Bhakra Left Bank Power House can now be operated and monitored from Remote Control Room at SLDC, Chandigarh. It would increase reliability, improve customer satisfaction, reduce manpower, improve utilization and reduce the operational and maintenance expenses. It will also lead to a better coordination with Northern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NRLDC) for meeting Grid requirements etc.
D.K. Sharma, Chairman, BBMB gave brief presentation on remote operation of Power Houses & Sub Stations system. He also congratulated BBMB engineers and employees for their perseverance and dedication to complete this work during testing CORONA times. Vote of thanks was delivered by Sh. Harminder Singh, Member (Power), BBMB.