Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday handed over 150 junior technicians for recruitment in Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL). He congratulated the new recruits, he said, “The OPTCL has recruited 1,581 professionals in various disciplines which should be an example for other public sector units (PSUs).”He highlighted the consumption load of Odisha is projected to reach 30,000 million units by 2022. Naveen Patnaik said the transmission utility has proposed an expansion of grid network in the State with construction of 57 new grids in order to ensure uninterrupted quality power supply.
Noting that the transmission system availability of OPTCL has reached 99.96 per cent, which is the highest in the country, he said, OPTCL has been suitably awarded by the Ministry of Power on this account. Considering its excellent performance, the State Government has entrusted many State-funded projects worth over `10,000 crore to OPTCL as a nodal implementing agency.