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TPCODL prepares to deal with cyclone ‘Asani’



With the IMD warning that the low-pressure area in the South Andaman Sea and its neighborhood is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm, electricity distribution company TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (TPCODL) has chalked out a detailed disaster management plan to deal with cyclone ‘Asani’, the company said in a statement today.

TPCODL has a detailed Business Continuity and Disaster Management Plan (BCDMP) in place for dealing with the cyclone.

BCDMP entails categories of disasters based on the severity along with a corresponding action plan, a disaster management structure to systematically receive alerts for disasters, examine them, send pre-disaster alerts and devise mechanism for invoking and revoking BCDMP.

It has also strategically placed dedicated quick response teams at various locations across the licensed areas. A call centre toll free number (1912 or 18003457122) is also in place for any emergency service, TPCODL said.

TPCODL has ensured preventive maintenance of equipment at primary as well as distribution sub-stations. DG sets and the Mobile Sub Stations are kept ready to cater to any emergency. As part of pre-cyclone preparation, tree trimming has also been carried out.

Adequate stock of essential spare parts, tools and equipment including transformers, switchgears, etc. has been ensured to minimize the restoration time towards power interruptions, it added.

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