UT electricity department will be spending Rs 2773 Crore in a phased manner over the next 20 years to strengthen the distribution system in the city. This upgradation in infrastructure will be done through a detailed project report (DPR) which UT electricity department had prepared by meeting the future load growth of city. Central Government gave an approval to the DPR last month.
At present, the power distribution system needs an upgrade in infrastructure else, the city will face tough challenge in meeting future load demands. According to present data, city have five 33 KV Power SS and thirteen 66 KV Power SS. The life of substation is assumed to be 25 years according to power guidelines. Although six nos. of 66 KV SS have crossed the life span and this no is expected to increase if replacement are not made.
According to the proposal given in detailed project report, twelve new 66 KV Grid Sub stations will be established in the city and all existing 66 KV Sub stations upgraded in 10 years. Overhead Transmission line 2037 km will be converted to underground lines. Plan for installation of 1825 new distribution transformers is also made. The steady rise in power demand and non availability of additional supply will push up the power deficit. According to the estimation, annual energy requirement will jump from 2227 million units (MU) in 2018-19 to 3406 million units (MU) in 2030. Hence considering all above facts, upgradation is in dire need in the city to provide 24x7 reliable supply.