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.
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.