Pune recently experienced a temporary power outage in certain areas, including Pimpri, Bhosari, and Chakan, due to an overwhelming demand for electricity. The load on the 400 kV Extra High Voltage (EHV) substations in Chakan and Lonikand exceeded the permissible limit, prompting authorities to take precautionary measures to avoid an overload.
The power transmission company reported a significant increase in electricity demand, causing a strain on the Chakan and Lonikand substations. Managing the additional load on these substations became increasingly challenging, necessitating a controlled shutdown of power transformers at select substations from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. As a result, several areas, including Chinchwad Gaon, Ravet, Walhekarwadi, Tathawade, Punawale, Thergaon, Wakad, and parts of Pimpri, experienced a power outage starting from Sunday afternoon until approximately 5:00 pm.
In a separate incident, a power disruption occurred when a store’s metal signboard fell onto an electricity pole during a thunderstorm. This incident impacted the power supply in Kesanand village and the surrounding areas. However, repair work is already underway to restore the system to normal functioning.
Furthermore, scheduled maintenance work on the transmission lines of the 220 kV substations from Katapur to Ranjangaon will result in a temporary interruption in power supply until 4:30 pm. Consequently, areas such as Vadu Khurd, Tulapur, and Fulgaon Estate will experience a power outage affecting approximately two thousand customers until 11:00 pm.
The power authorities are actively addressing these issues and working to restore electricity supply to the affected areas as swiftly as possible. They urge residents to bear with the inconvenience caused by these temporary power outages and appreciate their patience during this time.