Haryana plans 215 new substations as part of T&D upgrade
aryana is planning to commission 215 additional power substations of various capacities, over the next three years, it is reported. Besides, about 418 existing substations will be augmented. Over 3,170 km of transmission and distribution lines will also be erected to improve the reach of power distribution.
A Haryana government spokesman, quoted in the press, said that over the past 12 months, several steps have been implemented to improve the power situation in Haryana. Key improvements have accrued from the “Mhara GaonJagmag Gaon” scheme that was launched in the northern state on July 1, 2015, with a view to reducing AT&C losses. Under this scheme, power supply to 83 selected feeders covering 230 villages has been increased from 12 hours to 15 hours every day.
The power distribution system in the selected feeders is also being strengthened and consumers are being motivated to pay bills regularly. For further stability of the distribution system in rural areas, the Central government has approved an outlay of Rs.316 crore under the 'Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana'.
HSimilarly, a sum of 390 crore has been approved under Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for strengthening of the distribution system in urban areas. The Kalyanpur-Badalpara coal mine was allocated to Haryana during the past one year, it is reported.
This mine was earlier allocated jointly to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The coal from this mine would be used for setting up 800-mw Unit No.3 at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram thermal power plant in Yamunanagar.
In order to make electricity cheaper for consumers, the Haryana government has decided in-principle to phase out the old and inefficient Units Nos.1 to 4 of the Panipat thermal power station and replace them with a new 800-mw supercritical unit.