In view of the ongoing lockdown across the country due to Corona virus, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) sent a message to the country. In this message, he has appealed to the people to turn off the electricity for 9 minutes on Sunday night, April 5 at 9 pm, to light the lights with torches or mobiles. Many people feared that the power grid could fail due to the shutdown of electricity. This is unlikely.
In protest against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the people to turn off the power and light a lamp with a torch or mobile phone at 9 pm on April 5 at 9 pm. On which many people feared electricity grid failure. But it is very unlikely.
Electricity department is fully attentive
Many state power grid managers are now preparing to fear that the grid should not fail under any circumstances. They also took all those possibilities to assess whether such a situation could actually happen that the grid fails and they should be fully prepared to face such a situation. Although this is unlikely to happen.
There is not much demand
In this case, the State Load Dispatch Centers (SLDC) have been alerted and are preparing themselves for every possible adversity. According to the news of the Indian Express, India currently has a capacity of 370 GHz, whereas it usually carries a power demand burden of 150 GHz on average. Power System Operation Corporation Limited, Posoko (POSOCO) is responsible for operating the electricity grid in the country.
Ups and downs can cause problems
There is also the responsibility of Posoko that there should be no disturbance due to grid fluctuations. Based on the demand and supply, Posoko maintains its frequency around 50 Hz. Which reflects the balance of electrical load of that time.
What if the frequency increases
If this frequency increases then the voltage of our house will increase. And if we reduce the voltage of our house will decrease. Due to increase or decrease in demand, the operator has to ensure that the automatic reactive response is dealt with and not thwarted. Otherwise, soon (in a very short time) it has to be corrected by reducing demand or increasing production.
So what could be the problem then
It is feared that before 9 o’clock on Sunday night, demand may suddenly be very low and after 9 o’clock, 9 minutes can increase very quickly. Concern is being raised that the grid frequency should not go beyond the limits at both these times. In such a situation, all the generators across the country will have to give a response according to the grid code. During this time, 10 to 15 thousand MW can fluctuate.
There will be no great pressure
Domestic load is 30-32 percent, while industrial load is 40 percent, agricultural load is 20 percent, and commercial load is 8 percent. If seen, this fluctuation will not have a big effect as is being feared.
But still nothing to worry
Operators may face a setback or jerk situation in extreme circumstances. But there is no such possibility because already domestic demand has come down. Public places like hotels, factory malls railway station etc. are closed. Due to this, demand has already fallen by about 20 percent.
Also an argument
On the other hand, the electricity department has also assured that there will be no problem on 5 April. Apart from this, many people are also raising questions on social media, how can there be a problem on Sunday when there is no problem in the Earth.
Those 9 minutes of April 5, there may not be grid disturbances,
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