Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra), city’s suburban power supplier, has enhanced the capacity of its existing network to meet the growing demand of 27 lakh consumers.
As pat of its network augmentation programme, RInfra has added 303 substations (total number 5,384) and 422km (total 7,930 km) of cable network to its distribution network this year. RInfra’s system caters to a peak demand of around 1,516MW, which has reflected a growth of 3% over and above the peak demand in the previous year. The company has also enhanced its installed capacity of power transformers.
While talking to the media on Friday, RInfra officials said the additions would help in giving speedy connection service. Last year, the Indian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers’ Association had awarded RInfra for its distribution system.
The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has also asked all city utilities to upgrade their distribution and transmission networks to meet the growing demand. MERC made this observation on Thursday when it heard the companies on the past week’s two successive power blackouts.