'Transmission loss reduced considerably'

Addressing at a State-level convention organised by the Adichunchanagiri Technical Institute Electrical Department here, Siddalingappa said that the transmission loss, which was 6 - 8 per cent in 2002, has been reduced to 4.36 per cent in 2008-09. Similarly, distribution loss has also been reduced from 21 per cent to 1 per cent.

Mysore Chamundi Electricity Supply Company Executive Engineer Sujatha said that unscheduled power cuts occurring because of the failure in the power production unit at Raichur Thermal Power Station. She called upon citizens to use CFL and LED lamps to reduce the power consumption.

Further, she suggested that washing machines and grinders should not be used during peak hours between 6 pm to 11 pm.  College Principal Dr C K Subbaraya said that nation’s growth is not possible without electricity. Efforts should be made to prevent power theft and transmission loss, he added.

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