MSETCL to double transmission capacity

To deal with the future power-loading the metropolis, state-run Maharashtra State ElectricityTransmission Company (MSETCL) plans to nearly double itstransmission capacity from the existing 220-kv, a top company official today said.

“With the entry of new entities in the power generationand distribution sector, the transmission capacity is increasingly under strain. Therefore, we now plan to enhance our transmission capacity to 400-kv, which currently stands at 220-kv,” MSETCL Managing Director Arvind Singh told PTI here.

As a part of the plan, the company would set up additional sub-stations at Navi Mumbai, Belapur and Thane, Singh said.

MSETCL has collaborated with Power Grid Corporation of India to set-up the sub-stations, the official said adding a feasibility study is already underway in this regard.

Besides, the company also plans to strengthen its existing transmission network by replacing old cables with the new ones where it is required, and by other measures, Singh said.

“Infrastructure firm L&T has been given the contract to augment capacity of the existing network,” he said.

Source – PTI

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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