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Expect SMS before power outages, supply alerts & technical glitches

Power Ministry to roll out nationwide SMS, web and mobile portal on power outages

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

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Irked by unscheduled cuts in your area? Soon, you will be able to track cuts, demand-supply shortfalls and other glitches through a mobile application and a web portal. You will also get SMS and flash message alerts about these.

In a novel initiative, the Union ministry plans to roll out a nationwide SMS-cum-alert messages service to give real-time data on cuts. Corporation (REC) would develop the broadcast message service along with a mobile application and web portal.



TO THE PEOPLE
  • SMS to consumers informing about cuts and technical faults
  • National-level initiative to connect transformer-level data, open to consumer feedback
  • Mobile app and web portal to have real-time data on outages, faults
  • REC to develop portal, collect data on a national cloud system

To begin with, 30 across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Assam, Haryana and Karnataka have agreed, in-principle, to join the programme.

The portal would have database till the last-mile transformer level and would monitor locality-wise supply position. The data would be provided and updated in real time by the respective in the states and would be synced by REC on the portal.

The portal would be open to feedback from both consumers and discom officials, who will give real-time updates on supply status. Currently, only a few private such as and Tata inform consumers about cuts or any technical fault. But, the new system mooted the central government would be monitored real-time with back and forth feedback, said an official.

The exercise would involve installing modems on each transformer and link all data to a national cloud service. This cloud data would be visible on the web portal and the mobile app. It would also send out alerts, which the can send across as SMS or broadcast messages.

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Expect SMS before power outages, supply alerts & technical glitches

Power Ministry to roll out nationwide SMS, web and mobile portal on power outages

Power Ministry to roll out nationwide SMS, web and mobile portal on power outages Irked by unscheduled cuts in your area? Soon, you will be able to track cuts, demand-supply shortfalls and other glitches through a mobile application and a web portal. You will also get SMS and flash message alerts about these.

In a novel initiative, the Union ministry plans to roll out a nationwide SMS-cum-alert messages service to give real-time data on cuts. Corporation (REC) would develop the broadcast message service along with a mobile application and web portal.

TO THE PEOPLE
  • SMS to consumers informing about cuts and technical faults
  • National-level initiative to connect transformer-level data, open to consumer feedback
  • Mobile app and web portal to have real-time data on outages, faults
  • REC to develop portal, collect data on a national cloud system

To begin with, 30 across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Assam, Haryana and Karnataka have agreed, in-principle, to join the programme.

The portal would have database till the last-mile transformer level and would monitor locality-wise supply position. The data would be provided and updated in real time by the respective in the states and would be synced by REC on the portal.

The portal would be open to feedback from both consumers and discom officials, who will give real-time updates on supply status. Currently, only a few private such as and Tata inform consumers about cuts or any technical fault. But, the new system mooted the central government would be monitored real-time with back and forth feedback, said an official.

The exercise would involve installing modems on each transformer and link all data to a national cloud service. This cloud data would be visible on the web portal and the mobile app. It would also send out alerts, which the can send across as SMS or broadcast messages.
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Expect SMS before power outages, supply alerts & technical glitches

Power Ministry to roll out nationwide SMS, web and mobile portal on power outages

Irked by unscheduled cuts in your area? Soon, you will be able to track cuts, demand-supply shortfalls and other glitches through a mobile application and a web portal. You will also get SMS and flash message alerts about these.

In a novel initiative, the Union ministry plans to roll out a nationwide SMS-cum-alert messages service to give real-time data on cuts. Corporation (REC) would develop the broadcast message service along with a mobile application and web portal.

TO THE PEOPLE
  • SMS to consumers informing about cuts and technical faults
  • National-level initiative to connect transformer-level data, open to consumer feedback
  • Mobile app and web portal to have real-time data on outages, faults
  • REC to develop portal, collect data on a national cloud system

To begin with, 30 across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Assam, Haryana and Karnataka have agreed, in-principle, to join the programme.

The portal would have database till the last-mile transformer level and would monitor locality-wise supply position. The data would be provided and updated in real time by the respective in the states and would be synced by REC on the portal.

The portal would be open to feedback from both consumers and discom officials, who will give real-time updates on supply status. Currently, only a few private such as and Tata inform consumers about cuts or any technical fault. But, the new system mooted the central government would be monitored real-time with back and forth feedback, said an official.

The exercise would involve installing modems on each transformer and link all data to a national cloud service. This cloud data would be visible on the web portal and the mobile app. It would also send out alerts, which the can send across as SMS or broadcast messages.

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