Transformer on Wheels

Innovation and ­technical expertise of Rotarians came to the fore with RC Bagha Purana, D 3090, ­commissioning a 300 KV mobile EB transformer fixed on a trolley to handle emergency situations over a radius of 15–20 km. The service will reach out to at least 25–30 villages around this tehsil in Moga district of Punjab.

Rotarians with the Transformer on Wheels at a site.
Rotarians with the Transformer on Wheels at a site.

While the trolley was assembled in the town, a 28-member Rotary team, with technical inputs from the Power Grid ­Corporation, designed the portable transformer “that has been pressed into ­service from Nov 4 and has so far attended five ­problems,” says Vimal Garg, Club President. The trolley was bought at a cost of ₹70,000, while the ­portable EB device cost the ­Rotarians around ₹2.7 lakh.

“It will be a boon to the villagers as power cuts and voltage fluctuations are common due to faulty transformers. The ­transformer trolley will be stationed at the site of power breakdown till the problem is fixed by the corporation ­linemen,” explained Garg. The vehicle has been ­playing a ­supporting role to the Power Grid officials by reaching the breakdown spot in time and ­ensure uninterrupted supply till the faulty ­transformer is rectified.

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