Transmission and Distribution

Transmission and Distribution

In the power sector Transmission and Distribution is very important and the J & K government has started focusing on these projects. Recently the J & K government said that Transmission and Distribution projects worth Rs 2000 crore are being completed and an additional amount of Rs 6000 crore has been allocated by the central government to strengthen the Sub-Transmission and Distribution network across the UT.

To provide quality electricity to all citizens and businesses, the augmented facilities will address the important need of the growing economy. Since August 2019, 3806 MVA has been added to the total capacity as compared to the 8394 MVA capacity achieved in seven decades.

The government is planning to invest Rs12,000 cr for capacity augmentation and upgrading the transmission & distribution systems to remove all supply constraints, and strengthening electrification assets, an official said.“Electricity will be delivered through underground wires in the capital cities of Jammu & Srinagar,” he added. It is pertinent to mention that Rs 5000 cr investment in system strengthening has yielded impressive outcomes in power distribution.

According to the statistics provided by the power department, 226 substations of 33/11Kv capacity were installed or augmented besides the installation of 6702 distribution transformers.“The distribution network is being strengthened as 2243 CKM HT Lines were laid, 5253 CKM LT lines were laid last year” revealed the officer. He said that with augmentation work on 21 Sub-stations completed last year and another 21 completed by 31 March 2022 the power scenario in the UT is going to change for the better.

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