India comissions 220 kV transmission line and transformer upgrade worth over $6 M

India: To augment power supply in the district, the Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has commissioned a double circuit line of 220 kV capacity from the 400 kV Nakodar substation to the Laddowal substation.

The new line will serve as a back-up for major areas in the west circle including Ferozepur Road, Hambra Road, the areas adjoining the DC complex, currently getting supply from the main grid of 400 kV Lalton Kalan.

Yogesh Tandon, chief engineer (protection and maintenance), PSTCL, said the project had cost $5.5 M (₹40 crore). The transmission tower for carrying 220 kV line circuit line was installed near the Satluj last week.

Besides the double circuit line from Nakodar, the department is also in the process of upgrading 100 MVA transformer to 160 MVA of the Ferozepur road substation at a cost of $978,000 (₹7 crore).

The PSTCL is also in the process of increasing the reliability of double bus bar by 220 kV at the Dhandari Kalan substation along with elevating two MVA transformers of 100 MVA capacity to 160 MVA.

Source: Hindustan Times