400kV Ghaziabad substation to be tested this week
The plant had been held up due to litigation and other issuesnoida Updated: Jun 25, 2017 23:51 IST
A major portion of work on construction of the 400 kiloVolt (kV) electricity substation at Indirapuram is complete and the substation will become functional within a week, but only in a test stage, according to electricity department officials. In this stage, it will deliver 100 mega volt amp (mva) of its total capacity of 1,000mva. The 100mva power will be supplied to around two lakh consumers in Indirapuram, officials added.
The substation was supposed to start last year, but was delayed due to litigation, land availability for installing towers and farmer protests over land acquisition. The substation forms a major 36km transmission line loop from Hapur (765kV), Ator (400kV) to Indirapuram. It is supposed to meet the power demand of all the trans-Hindon areas and also provide supply to Noida’s Sector 62 substation.
“The 100mva capacity will be supplied to the whole of Indirapuram. After running in the testing phase for nearly a month, during which it will cater to the demand of two lakh consumers, the substation will be fully energised and will cater to Indirapuram, Sahibabad, Vasundhara, Vaishali, Vijay Nagar and even Noida’s Sector 62,” said Yatendra Kumar, superintending engineer, UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited.
During the testing phase, the electricity will be diverted directly from the Hapur substation, bypassing Ator. Thereafter, the entire loop will be made functional. The substation at Hapur will convert power to 400kV and supply it further to Indirapuram. The Indirapuram substation will convert the available power to 220kV and further to 33kV to be supplied to residential areas.
“Once the substation is operational at its full capacity, it will branch out to 12 feeders of 33kV and three feeders of 220kV capacity. One of the 220kV feeders will cater to Noida. The Indirapuram substation will address the overloading in residential areas. Once fully operational, it will be able to inject into distribution around 3,000mw of power, which is thrice the present demand. It will also considerably enhance the installed capacity of the transmission network,” Kumar said.
The whole project, forming a loop between Hapur, Ator in Ghaziabad and Indirapuram, is estimated to cost Rs1,000 crore.
The discom Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) covers 14 districts, including Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar. For this entire area, officials have proposed installation of new 72 (33/11kV) substations and capacity enhancement of 58 substations. This is apart from the 68 new substations and another 72 slotted for capacity enhancement under the Central government’s Integrated Power Development Scheme.