400kV substation at Sector 123 to boost power supply

NOIDA: Power supply in Noida sectors 118 to 123 and other adjoining areas is all set to get a boost, with the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) energising a 400kV substation in Sector 123 this month-end. Three 132kV substations, one each in sectors 63, 67 and 115, are expected to be ready by March, officials said. To energise the Sector 123 substation, UPPTCL will extend the high voltage double circuit (DC) 400kV line from Sector 148 substation. The high voltage line will cross over a dozen sectors and villages across the Hindon, including Shafipur, Nalgada, Sector 146, Sector 145, Sector 144, Sector 140 and Begumpur to reach Sector 123, officials said. “We are awaiting the clearance certificate from the electrical safety department head office in Lucknow. Once they issue the certificate, we will energise the substation, which will take about 2-3 hours’ time,” said Shailendra Gaur, superintending engineer (transmission), UPPTCL. Officials said they expect the electrical safety department latest by Friday. The Rs 282.36 crore substation in Sector 123 was earlier slated for delivery by November-December last year. But the delay occurred due to the National Green Tribunal’s ban on construction work. With the 400kV substation in Sector 123 set to be energised in a couple of days, the next in line will be the three substations of 132kV capacity, which are expected to be ready by March 2020. These are in addition to the two substations — a 400kV capacity gas insulated substation (GIS) in Sector 148 (built at a cost of Rs 365 crore) and a similar GIS 220kV in Sector 38A (Botanical Garden) built at a cost of Rs 98.45 crore, which were energised in October last year. Together, they are expected to improve the power situation in Noida this summer, officials said.

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