Indirapuram sub-station to power over 2 lakh homes in trans-Hindon and Noida
The 400KV sub-station at Indirapuram has a capacity of supplying 1,000MVA of powerUpdated: Oct 21, 2017 23:13 IST
The new 400KV sub-station at Indirapuram will provide a major boost to the electricity supply in trans-Hindon area and neighbouring Noida. Apart from having a capacity to provide supply to over 2 lakh households, the substation will considerably enhance the installed transmission capacity in comparison to the installed distribution capacity.
The higher side of the transmission capacity will mean that ample power can be drawn from the grid and supplied uninterruptedly to the local distribution network which supplies directly to households. The lesser installed capacity of transmission means that even if power is available, the entire demand of households cannot be fulfilled by the network.
The substation will also resolve the overloading issues which resulted due to lesser installed capacity available with the transmission network.
The 400KV substation at Indirapuram has a capacity of supplying 1,000MVA of power scheduled to supply to Indirapuram, Sahibabad and Noida (Sector-62 substation). It is expected that the electricity from here will be supplied to nearly 45,000 households in Indirapuram, 1 lakh households in Sahibabad and another 50,000 to Noida (Sector-62 substation).
Under the present infrastructure, the trans-Hindon areas get their supplies from transmission’s 220KV substation at Sahibabad which in turn receives its supplies from 400KV substation at Murad Nagar.
“Now, with Indirapuram 400KV substation, we will have a direct supply to trans-Hindon areas. The new substation can also supply Sahibabad and Sector-62, Noida substation apart from direct supplies to Indirapuram areas,” said MC Sharma, chief engineer, trans-Hindon circle of Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited.
Once it receives power from Murad Nagar, the Sahibabad substation feeds three 132KV substations at Kanha Upvan, Vaishali and Mohan Nagar. The three in turn supply power to households with the help of 34 distribution substations of 33/11KV capacity.
Out of its total capacity of 1,000MVA, the Indirapuram 400KV is scheduled to supply 180MVA to Indirapuram, 400MVA to Sahibabad and another 200MVA to Noida, Sector-62 substation.
“The balance can be supplied to Ghaziabad city and even to Delhi if need arises. A substation cannot be run at peak capacity and some gap is always left out. So, as per our estimate, the new substation will be able to supply 850-900MVA in full-operational mode,” Sharma added.
The new substation is a part of ₹1,000 crore project and forms a 36km loop starting from new 765KV substation at Hapur and further to new 400KV at Ator in Ghaziabad and thereafter to new 400KV at Indirapuram.
The distribution lines will further branch out from Indirapuram substation to Indirapuram residential locality, Sahibabad and Sector-62 at Noida. The Indirapuram 400KV will convert the available power to 220KV and further to 33KV which will be supplied to residential areas falling under the distribution network.
First Published: Oct 21, 2017 23:13 IST