Delhi power transmission to get Rs.200 crore
The Ministry of Power has proposed that the sum of Rs.200 crore allocated in the current financial year to aid the Delhi government in carrying out power sector reforms be used for improvement of the transmission infrastructure in the capital.
The objective behind the proposal is to minimise the impact of power outages, particularly the kind faced by the city this summer season due to inadequate transmission infrastructure.
The transmission system of Delhi (220kV and above) comes under Delhi Transco Ltd which has 400kV transmission lines of 249 ckm, 220kV lines of 716 ckm and transformation capacity of 6,670 MVA at 400kV and 9,680 MVA at 220kV level.
Delhi has a peak load demand of 5,925 mw, met from its own generation as well as share from various interstate generating stations. The load demand in the city is estimated to grow at 7 per cent per annum reaching 6,785 mw by end of the 12th Five-Year Plan period.
To meet the capital’s projected load demand with reliability, a comprehensive plan covering the 12th and 13th Plan periods has been prepared by the Central Electricity Authority for strengthening the transmission network. The cost of implementing the various transmission schemes identified under the 12th Plan period totals Rs.4,143 crore. Out of the total cost, schemes of Rs.1,270 crore are proposed to be implemented as InterState Transmission System, Rs.1,121 crore through State Tariff-based Competitive Bidding, Rs.694 crore by DTL, and Rs.1,058 crore through Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd on deposit work basis.
The plan prepared by CEA for strengthening the transmission network includes some projects that have been identified by DTL for completion on priority basis to meet the capital’s projected peak load demand of 6,000 mw in 2015. These include replacement of the 2x315 MVA ICTs with 2x500 MVA at Bamnoli costing Rs.30 crore, HTLS reconductoring of D/C Geeta ColonyWazirabad, of 2x6 km line length costing Rs.20 crore, and 220kV D/C Harsh Vihar-Patparganj UG+OH line of 2x16 km line length costing Rs.180 crore.
These projects are proposed to be implemented through PGCIL on deposit work basis. The total estimated cost of Rs.230 crore includes consultancy charges at the rate of 12 per cent of the project cost payable to PGCIL.
The Ministry of Power has sought investment expenditure approval from the Expenditure Finance Committee