BRPL grid in South Delhi to meet growing electricity demand

Power discom BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) today said it will soon construct its first gas insulated system-based grid at Meethapur in South Delhi to meet the growing electricity demand.

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain today visited the grid and said that the upcoming 66/11 KV grid sub-station is dedicated to the people of the area.

“On the verge of being completed, this grid will further improve the power supply to fast developing South Delhi areas of Molar Bandh, Mithapur, Saurabh Vihar, Jaitpur and Khadda Colony, and benefit a population of around 1.5 lakh,” BSES said in its press statement.

BRPL is one of the three power distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital.

The grid, being constructed at a cost of around Rs 50 crore, will make BRPL the “first utility in India to have smart 66 KV power cables with built-in fibre optic connectivity,” the statement said.

“Besides being unmanned, this SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Access) compatible state-of-the-art Grid is the first Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) sub-station being constructed by BRPL.

“This German GIS technology, but manufactured in India, offers the best in class reliability and maintenance-free service. This grid will also feed DJB’s pumping station in the area and help in improving the water supply in the area,” it adds.

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