Tata Power Company has implemented the ´island system´ for power supplied to its consumers at Haldia in West Bengal, to ensure continuous supply of electricity in the town even during grid failure, the utility said.
¨The system will help us save units during grid disturbance by isolating our units along with a matching load. This will in turn help reduce forced outages and restore the grid after a failure,¨ said Abhijit Ain Das, Chief of the Haldia Power Station.
Islanding system is increasingly being used by cities to ensure reliable power supply, as it automatically isolates itself from the rest of the grid and ensures that generating units continue to function in case of breakdowns in the grid. During the national grid failure in June 2012, cities across India witnessed power failure whereas Tata Power´s Islanding System ensured that Mumbai had an uninterrupted supply of power, the company said.