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New 400KV-capacity substation at Indirapuram to light up trans-Hindon areas

Electricity department officials said the gas-based substation will become fully functional before Diwali. The project’s completion was delayed by a year because of litigation over land availability.

noida Updated: Oct 09, 2017 23:14 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
The Indirapuram substation in Ghaziabad has been built at an estimated cost of ₹1,000 crore.(HT File)

Ghaziabad: The much-awaited 400KV substation at Indirapuram in ready, said officials of the transmission department. They have initiated a dry run and the load attribution will be initiated in a few days.

The substation is slated to supply nearly 1,000MVA of electricity to the distribution system in trans-Hindon areas of Ghaziabad and neighbouring Noida.

The project, estimated cost of which is ₹1,000 crore, forms a part of the 36km transmission line loop from substations at Hapur (765KV ), Ator (400KV ) to Indirapuram (400KV). The Indirapuram substation is equipped to meet the power demand of trans-Hindon areas. The substation will also supply power to the Sector 62 substation in Noida.

The electricity department officials said the 400KV gas-based substation will become fully functional before Diwali and, initially, the load for Indirapuram locality will be shifted here with two 60MVA transformers.

One MVA of power is for nearly 250 households.

“The Indirapuram locality will be getting its supply of electricity from the new substation within two to three days. Thereafter, the load for Sahibabad and Noida will also be put on the new substation,” said MC Sharma, chief engineer (trans-Hindon circle) with Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited.

The substation was slated to start last year but its completion was delayed when it got stuck in litigation over land availability for installation of towers and protests by farmers.

“With the start of the substation, the gap between the installed capacities of transmission (grid to substation supplies) and distribution (substation to households) will be reduced drastically. In fact, the transmission capacity will be much higher to the distribution capacity in comparison,” Sharma said.

Strengthening the transmission installed capacity will mean that substations will be able to draw ample power from the grid and will be in a position to supply it to households through distribution feeders.

“The substation is now ready and the distribution department will soon decide to share the load of localities,” said BK Tripathi, superintending engineer of the UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited.

Once the Indirapuram substation is fully operational, it will branch out 12 feeders of 33KV and three feeders of 220KV capacity. One of the 220KV feeders will cater to Noida. Ator (400KV) will also have the same number of 33KV and 220KV feeders branching out.

The 765KV substation at Hapur will convert power to 400KV and will supply to Ator which will further supply to Indirapuram. The Indirapuram substation will convert the available power to 220KV and further to 33KV which will be supplied to residential areas.

First Published: Oct 09, 2017 23:14 IST