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Transco urges ryots to use quality equipment

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Hyderabad , Nov. 15

THE Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (APTransco) has appealed to farmers to shun local-make motors and capacitors and use the ISI-tagged electrical equipment to improve efficiency.

Interacting with chairmen and managing directors of distribution companies (Discoms) and Superintending Engineers of various districts, Ms Rachel Chatterjee, Chairperson and Managing Director of Transco, asked them to educate the farmers on the importance of using ISI-marked motors and capacitors.

Referring to a case study conducted by Transco, she said locally made multi-stage submersible pump sets proved to be inefficient. "Such sets draw almost double the sanctioned load, upsetting the entire process of investment planning, control of voltage, reduction of losses and energy procurement," she said here in a press release on Monday.

"If all of them use certified motors, we could save Rs 120-240 crore annually thanks to the cut in losses to the tune of 1,200 MU to 2,000 MU as against the total agricultural consumption of 11,450 MU," she said. Savings thus accrued would be invested back in improving the power system in rural areas.

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