Engineering Post Report
The power transmission capacity is being enhanced by 1650 MVA and 6276 MVA on 500 KV and 220 KV network by 10 Power Distribution Companies throughout the country by June 2020 in accordance by the targets given to each of them by the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC).
Transmission system has already been strengthened with the construction of new 500 KV and 220 KV grid stations adding 1500 MVA and 2250 MVA respectively for evacuation pg additional power top the National Grid. Accordingly, the existing transmission lines were extended by 1017 kilometers and 257 kilometers on 500 KV and 220 KV respectively during last financial year by end June 2019..
All distribution companies are also implementing projects to reduce line losses, increase efficiency and provision of electricity to new consumers particularly in the rural areas through electrification of villages in phased manner.
All distribution companies have been given targets for addition of 122 KV, 132 Transmission Line, 11 KV MVA, 400 Volt Transmission Lines (kms), Consumers, loss reduction and village electrification during ongoing financial year 2019-20.
Line losses position is still considerably higher than the global average of about 8 per cent. Higher losses are being curtailed through DISCO’s Power Distribution Enhancement Projects.