Phuentsholing has been experiencing power supply interruptions due to weather conditions and fast growing vegetation at this time of the year and we would like to inform our valued customers that BPC is doing everything possible given the current Covid-19 related restrictions to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
While the BPC colony with the staff at Phuentsholing are marked as red-zone, our staffs from other nearby Divisions are attending to the faults and restoring the power supply.
We thank our customers at Phuentsholing for their patience and bearing with us in these trying times. Updates on power interruptions will be provided on our website and social media pages.
Jomotshangkha Dungkhag under Samdrupjongkhar Dzongkhag, located at the south-eastern corner of the country, shares its border with Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in India. The three gewogs of the Dungkhag, namely Langchenphu, Serthi and Lauri had to stay without electricity supply for 18 days starting from 10th September 2020. The supply could be restored only on 27th September 2020. The supply interruption affected a total of 2645 customers.
The electricity to Jomotshangkha Dungkhag is supplied through a 33 kV line emanating from the 132/33 kV substation in Phuntshothang (Bhangtar). With over 260 km in length and traversing through rugged terrain, dense vegetation and several river on the way, the line has 175 transformers connected to it.
When the above line tripped on 10th September 2020 at around 9:22 pm, the electricity supply to all three gewogs under Jomotshangkha got interrupted. Early morning on the following day, two teams were dispatched for patrolling the line, one from Phuntshothang and other from Jomotshangkha to find out the fault. The patrolling effort was hampered in the initial two days due to continuous downpour and swollen rivers and extra reinforcement had to be made.Read more »