The summer season is almost here. And so is the fear of long outages in the Millennium City.
But Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda seems to have other ideas.
In Gurgaon, on Tuesday, the chief minister claimed his government was executing a plan worth Rs 1,000 crore to strengthen Gurgaon’s power transmission system.
By the end of 2011, he said, Gurgaon will get power supply 24 hours a day. Hooda said this after inaugurating Haryana’s first gas insulated grid substation (GIS) of 66 KV level in Sector 43, Gurgaon.
Such substations require almost 40 per cent less land than the conventional ones. The CM also inaugurated a 220-KV substation in Sector 56, a 66-KV substation in Sector 15 and laid the foundation stone of a 220-KV substation in Sector 20.
Hooda said his government had plans of adding 27 new substations — a total transformation capacity of 1600 mva. Of these, 10 substations, including two 220-KV-level substations and eight substations of 66 KV and 33 KV level, had already been commissioned.
With the completion of the short-term plan of strengthening power transmission system in Gurgaon by the end of 2011, the total capacity of the system at the levels of 66 KV and 33 KV levels will rise to 2292.5 mva (including a capacity of 312.5 mva to be added by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam at 33 KV level) against the expected demand of 1994 mva.
Thus, there would be a surplus capacity by 298.5 mva.
Hooda said that the plan was envisaged by taking the base as current demand, pending connection data and the rate of the growth of load as 15 per cent.
Referring to power distribution franchisee system for Gurgaon, the CM said the matter was under consideration and was being examined.