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GPS and RFID technology for quick resolution of faults

<p>Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL), the Tata-owned power distributor in Delhi announced, it has implemented GPS mapping technology and Radio Frequency Identification Detector (RFID) Marker installation for speedy location of faults and their resolution.</p> <p>GPS Mapping technology works by collecting location data tags of the routes and mapping it with the accurate location received from satellites. The data is further incorporated with existing Geographical Information System (GIS) network of TPDDL. The technology has allowed it to reduce the effective time to locate a cable fault from an average 90 minutes to average 45 minutes.</p> <p>Any untimely failure of this critical power delivery asset results in customer dissatisfaction and loss of revenue due to unserved energy and expenditure incurred on repair and replacement. The technology is aimed at identifying the route of underground power cable network at any desired location and also to fetch the details of any joints through RFID detectors over and above the ground level. It will help to provide speedier resolutions in case any fault develops in the underground cables.</p>