To strengthen power transmission and distribution system in the state, the Haryana government plans to construct 251 new substations of different levels and augment capacity of 373 existing substations, Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav said on Friday.
After inaugurating a 66 KV substation at village Baliar in Rewari district of the state, he said that to cater increasing demand of power and to give qualitative power supply at proper voltage, the government has proposed a plan of Rs 4,400 crore under which the Haryana Power Utilities would construct one substation of 400 KV level, 29 of 220 KV level, 12 of 132 KV level, 19 of 66 KV level and 190 substations of 33 KV level.
Capacity of four substations of 400 KV level, 35 of 220 KV level, 70 of 132 KV level, 64 of 66 KV level and 200 substations of 33 KV level would be augmented, a statement quoting the minister said here.
He said the power utilities (Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam) constructed 53 new substations, augmented capacity of 177 existing substations and erected 450 kilometre long transmission lines at a cost of Rs 654.12 crore during the last financial year.
This has led to a considerable improvement in quality of power supply, he added.
The 66 KV substation Baliar has been constructed at a cost of Rs 11.50 crore. The two transformers of 16 MVA each commissioned here would get power from 220 KV substation Mau through a 10.30 kilometre long 66 KV transmission line.
Referring to availability of power, Yadav said that total installed power generation has increased to 10,277 megawatt (from all sources).
The generation capacity within the state has increased three-fold from 1,587 MW to 5,300 MW during the period of the present government, he added.
During this period, a 600 MW thermal plant was constructed at Yamunanagar, a 1200 MW thermal plant was set up in Hisar and a 1,320 MW and a 1,500 MW thermal plants were commissioned in Jhajjar, he said.
A 2,800 MW nuclear power plant in Fatehabad, a 1,500 MW gas based thermal plant in Faridabad and a 600 MW thermal unit in Yamunanagar and a 600 MW thermal unit in Panipat are also planned to be constructed, he said.
The minister said that there is sufficient power available in the state at present and supply is given for more time than the schedule.