The escalating demand for power in Central Delhi has forced the BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) to rethink its strategy to meet the area's power requirement.
The body wrote to the Delhi government on Monday asking it to take over Bhakra Byas Management Board's (BBMB) 220 KV Grid sub-station at Rohtak Road so that it can supply power to Delhi.
The power needs of Central Delhi are presently being met by in-feed of Delhi Transco Limited's 220 KV Grid Station at Park Street near Connaught Place.
BBMB has a 220 KV Grid at Rohtak Road which is not feeding any power to Delhi.
"The demand in areas like Karol Bagh, Anand Parbat Industrial Area, Shankar Road have been witnessing an exponential growth over the last few years as a result, the Park Street Grid is fully saturated and there is no further scope for augmentation at the 220 KV level. Moreover, there is no other space available in and around the area to establish a 220 KV Grid to meet the growing load demand, which is increasing at the rate of almost 20% per annum," said an official of BYPL.
The BYPL, in the letter, has also offered to take over this grid, renovate and make it fully operational for meeting Central Delhi's power demand.