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Phagwara's 33 KV substations were upgraded

ASHOK KAURA | February 22, 2021 09:10 AM

PHAGWARA: A new milestone was set in the performance of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd in Phagwara when both the 33 KV substations at GT Road and Hoshiarpur Road in Phagwara city as well as 33 KV substations were upgraded to 66 KV substations at the same time. The entire network of 33 KV transmission lines in the urban area has also become 66 KV.

The Corporation's Chief Engineer Transmission Systems Eng. Rajinder Singh Sarao said that with the voltage level of 33 to 66 KV in the communication network and substations, the transmission losses would be reduced by 75%. Er Jainendra Dania Chief Engineer Oepration( North) and Deputy CE Harjinder Singh Bansal Jalandhar circle who visited Phagwara for monitoring of works told this correspondent here today that

A 33 KV Power Transformer of 12.5 MVA was replaced at Chahedu Sub Station and a 66 KV Transformer of 20 MVA was installed. Earlier the team of Transmission Line Construction Division Jalandhar had worked to increase the voltage capacity of all 33 KV lines to 66 KV. A new 66 KV line has been commissioned by laying underground cable in some parts at the cost of Rs Ten Crores.. Sarao said that in the next few days a 20 MVA transformer would be installed at both the sub stations at GT Road and Hoshiarpur Road instead of 12.5 MVA. With the increase in power demand in the coming summer season, there is no doubt that these substations will be overloaded. The Corporation has incurred a cost of about Rs. 5 crore for upgrading the substations and increasing their capacity. The cost is estimated. Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. Chairman Venu Prasad lauded and congratulated all the teams for smooth and efficient handling of the work of upgradation of substations and lines in the shortest possible time.

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