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TRANSCO brings down transmission loss

A SIGNIFICANT improvement has been noticed in the field of electricity transmission and related activities after the task was handed over to the Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company Ltd (TRANSCO).

india Updated: Nov 24, 2006 16:30 IST

A SIGNIFICANT improvement has been noticed in the field of electricity transmission and related activities after the task was handed over to the Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company Ltd (TRANSCO).

The State Government claimed on Thursday that transmission process capacity had increased from 3,800 megawatt to 6,100 megawatt and transmission loss had been brought down to five per cent from 7.98 per cent.

According to an official release, availability of transmission capacity level had touched 98.41 per cent in 2005-06 in comparison to 93 per cent last year and efforts to obtain 99 per cent level were being undertaken by the company.

The problem of low voltage and overloading has also been controlled to a considerable level. A new network of 50 new 132 k.v. substations and 10 new 220 k.v. substations have been set up and 6800 m.v.a. had been added to the 100 high tension substations by TRANSCO to facilitate the process of power transmission. Besides, the company has also completed the work of 2500 circuit kilometer voltage line.

TRANSCO has also bagged several awards including two from the international agency Asian power-Charlton media group and one from the Union Government for its excellent implementation of the project.

The Union Government has also announced that it would award TRANSCO for implementation of project in minimum time limit under the line project. TRANSCO was recently conferred with the Asian ‘Utility of the year award’ and with an international award under the line project at a function held at Hong Kong, the release added.