The power distribution system in the suburbs will be able to take more load and avoid power cuts because of congestion or other technical glitches.
Suburban power supplier Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has commissioned yet another receiving station taking the installed capacity for suburbs to 2,902 mega volt ampere (MVA), which is around 2,850 megawatt (MW).
RInfra’s 69th receiving station has added 40MVA capacity through its two new transformers in the Mira-Bhayander area. This will make the suburbs ringmain network more formidable.
In ringmain network, all power lines are interconnected so that in case one of them fails, electricity can be distributed through other lines. The commissioning of new receiving station will also facilitate swapping of load from one extra high voltage substation to other incase of transmission line failures.
The electricity regulator has also asked all power utilities to upgrade their respective networks because the city’s demand is expected to grow every year by more than 12%. Currently, the city’s 39 lakh consumers need 2,900-3, 200MW of power daily.
RInfra’s distribution network for 28 lakh consumers had an installed capacity of 2,832MVA at the end of March 2011. In the past seven months, it has gone up to 2,902MVA.
RInfra chief executive Lalit Jalan told Hindustan Times that his company wanted to create world-class power infrastructure. “This helps in better services to our consumers and also ensures sound health of the distribution system,” he said.