Chhattisgarh Power Company, with a target to meet the yearly hike in demand of electricity, is working on a plan to enhance the transmission system of state by 2021-22, installing 15 Extra-High Tension (EHT) substations and corresponding additional power lines.
By the end of year 2019-20, the transmission capacity of the state will be 19834 MVA.
Chhattisgarh Power Company’s chairman Shailendra Kumar Shukla said the power company is working on priority basis to fix problematic areas of power supply. So, to distribute the power generated within the state and other sources, more than 36 projects have been undertaken, with a target to complete them within a year, at cost of Rs 1000 crore.
Shukla said there is need to further strengthen, expand and advance the transmission and distribution system to ensure proper voltage for domestic, agriculture and industrial use. Based on the analysis, an effective work plan has been made. The effort is to provide 99.89 percent output capacity based transmission system, so that the load standard at the 33 KV feeders can be maintained.
The decision has also been taken to replace the 30-40 years old equipments at EHT sub-centres, he said, adding the first phase of the replacement process has been started at a cost of Rs 62 crore. Additional to it, a maintenance and management system is being put into place for older equipment, said Shukla.
Shukla claimed that Chhattisgarh will have around 3000 MW additional power requirement by 2031-32 , as per yearly increase in demand of power.