Delhi power trans­mis­sion to get Rs.200 crore

Electrical Monitor - - SPECIAL REPORT -

Debdeep Chakraborty

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

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