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Lucknow’s Hot Fix: Coolers Guard Transformers Against Heatwave

Lucknow's scorching heatwave is pushing transformers to their limits, risking meltdowns and power outages. In a unique solution, the city is deploying industrial coolers around transformers, particularly at the Sahara State Power House, to dissipate heat and ensure reliable electricity. This unconventional approach highlights the challenges posed by extreme weather and the need for innovative solutions to safeguard our power grids.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 28, 2024 18:36 IST
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Lucknow Fix Coolers For Transformers

The sweltering heat of Lucknow has forced a unique cooling solution for its transformers. To prevent transformer meltdowns and fires, the city, particularly Sahara State Power House in Jankipuram, has resorted to installing large coolers around them.

Heatstroke is a growing concern in Uttar Pradesh’s capital, Lucknow. To combat this, and the resulting strain on the power grid, authorities have taken the unusual step of installing large coolers to prevent transformers from overheating and catching fire. Incidents of transformer meltdowns and fires have become increasingly common due to the intense heat.

Sahara State Power House in Jankipuram exemplifies this unique cooling strategy. Here, large coolers have been strategically placed around transformers to dissipate heat and ensure their continued operation. This not only safeguards the transformers themselves but also prevents power outages in the surrounding areas.

While this solution might seem unorthodox, it underscores the severity of the heatwave. Power grids are designed to handle typical seasonal variations, but extreme temperatures can push them beyond their capacity. Overheated transformers malfunction, leading to outages and potentially causing fires.

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The use of coolers offers a temporary solution, but it highlights the need for more long-term strategies. Upgrading the power grid infrastructure to better handle rising temperatures is crucial. Additionally, exploring alternative cooling mechanisms specifically designed for transformers could prove beneficial in the long run.

For now, Lucknow’s large coolers stand as a testament to the ingenuity employed to combat the scorching heat and ensure a reliable power supply for its residents.

First published on: May 28, 2024 06:07 PM IST

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