LESCO to replace disc insulators on live transmission lines

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LAHORE, Oct 25 (APP): Lahore Electric Supply Company
(LESCO) has planned to replace the obsolete and deteriorating
disc insulators in the Punjab capital city from October 27 to November 16, 2015.
The LESCO would complete this task without suspending the electricity
supply in respective areas of work, since the Company with the cooperation of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) has attained the ultra modern technology of embarking up the repair work even on live transmission lines, said the company’s spokesman here Sunday.
With the USAID assistance of Rs 150 million, the LESCO got its 10-member
line staff group comprising linemen, Assistant Manager and Line Superintendent, trained for repairing 132-KV live transmission lines, he said and added that this special line staff group would replace old disc insulators with ‘fog disc insulators’.
He explained that installation of fog disc insulators by LESCO would
largely facilitate its consumers because the fog disc insulators have the capability of supplying uninterrupted power even in severe winter and mist/foggy conditions.
The spokesman said,the special line staff group has been provided with a
special dress (kit), logistic and T&P, which ensure their safety during repair work on the live conductors. He mentioned that earlier, the LESCO had to cut off the power supply to a vast area of feeders to mend the faulty high-voltage transmission lines. However, the advent of this modern technology in the company would not only largely facilitate the consumers by ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply to them but also reduce the problems of tripping and loss of human lives during repair operation.
Meanwhile, the LESCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) expressed the resolve
that the Company would be established on modern lines and every kind of new technology would be acquired to remove lines/transmission faults to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the LESCO consumers.