Sea link to consume 1,000 KW power a day
The engineering marvel Bandra-Worli sea link, which opens on June 30, is likely to consume 1,000 KW power a day, enought to meet the electricity requirement to 100 households.
"We have installed a transmitter which has 1,000 KVA capacity. This has been placed keeping the demand in mind," Bajaj Electrical's Head Engineering Project Lalit Mehta told PTI here.
KVA is a measure of demand load while KWH is a measure of usage. India's per-capita consumption is 750 KWH or 750 units, while the world average is 1,000 KWH per annum. A 40W tube can consume one KWH power in 250 hours.
Bajaj Electricals has got the Rs nine crore-illumination job of the 5.6 kilometer-long bridges, which is going to be a tourist spot in the island city.
Power for illuminating the bridge would be supplied by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) and Reliance Power.
The bridge will house diesel generator sets and auto mains failure panels to cater to critical load like, monitoring, survellience and communication equipment emergency services like aviation obstruction lights.