Delhi to Invest Rs 4,600 Crore On Power Transmission Through 2022: Study

As per the survey, the total capital investment made by these three distribution companies since financial year 2010-11 was Rs 5,784.51 crore till 2017. Though, the capital investment for the financial year 2016-17 was 15 per cent high at Rs 1,073.13 crore as compared to Rs 928.17 crore of 2015-16

February 26, 2019. By News Bureau

With a goal to progress the consistency of power supply in the national capital, NCT of Delhi has announced that it is planning to devote Rs 4,600 crore on power transmission projects for the tenure till 2022, as per Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18.

Several new and escalation transmission network projects of 400 kilo-volt (KV) and 220 KV with an estimated cost of Rs 4,600 crore for adding 7,680 mega volt-amp (MVA) transformation capacity at 220 KV level and 6,815 MVA including 4,000 MVA of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) substations at 400 KV level in the network are foreseen in business plan for the tenure up to 2022, the Economic Survey noted.

For improving the power conditions in Delhi, all three companies comprising BSES Yamuna Power Limited, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, and Tata Power Delhi Distribution are enhancing infrastructure such as power transformers, EHV cables, installation, 11 KV feeders, and shunt capacitors, etc.

As per the survey, the total capital investment made by these three distribution companies since financial year 2010-11 was Rs 5,784.51 crore till 2017. Though, the capital investment for the financial year 2016-17 was 15 per cent high at Rs 1,073.13 crore as compared to Rs 928.17 crore of 2015-16.

Implementation of 74 megawatt (MW) of solar capacity in Delhi is in progress in several government departments, domestic and social sector. Solar installations are also being encouraged in housing societies.

The total installed capacity of renewable energy in the national capital is 129.34 MW till 31 January 2018, comprising solar generation of 77.34 MW and waste-to-energy (WTE) of 52 MW comprising WTE plants at Timarpur-Okhla (16 MW), Ghazipur (12 MW), and Narela-Bawana (24 MW).

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