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Tata Power Delhi Distribution Commissions 66/11 kV Grid Substation at Narela Industrial Hub

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The grid will facilitate load growth, power reliability to benefit over 2000 industrial units The move will contribute towards reviving Delhi’s Economy post unlock Inauguration was done by Shri Satyendar Jain, Hon’ble Power Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

Taking another step towards distribution network automation, Tata Power-DDL today commissioned a 66/11 KV GIS Grid Substation at Narela Industrial Hub in Delhi. The newly commissioned substation will benefit over 2000 industrial units in Narela and the adjoining areas like Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (DSIIDC) Industrial Area, Integrated Freight Corridor (IFC), National Institute of Technology (NIT Delhi), All India Radio, Khampur, Chemical Market (Shahpur Garhi) etc. The substation will further improve the reliability of power supply and facilitate load growth management.

The grid substation was inaugurated by Shri Satyendar Jain, Hon’ble Power Minister Govt. of NCT of Delhi in the presence of Shri Sharad Kumar Chauhan, Hon’ble MLA, Narela and Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL. Among others present at the event were senior officials from General Electric, General Electric (GE), the technology partner for the project.

The newly inaugurated Grid-substation is made up of environment-friendly Lithium-Ion batteries as opposed to conventional Lead-Acid batteries. Lithium-Ion batteries are more efficient and have a better life-cycle. Besides this, the substation is Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) based which makes it safer, compact and maintenance free with better longevity as compared to Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS). 

While inaugurating, Shri Satyendar Jain, Hon’ble Power Minister Govt. of NCT of Delhi appreciated the efforts of the company and termed the initiative beneficial for the industrial development in the area.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL said, “The commissioning of this technologically advanced Grid Substation at Narela is a part of our commitment to ensure seamless power supply to our industrial consumers. The grid will enhance the reliability of power supply and facilitate seamless load growth management at this major industrial hub. I believe that this step will further reinforce our commitment to serve the consumers non-stop and also contribute towards the revival of Delhi’s economy post the unlock.”

The newly commissioned Grid Substation has an installed capacity of 63 MVA (Mega Volt Ampere), with 16 outgoing feeders at 11 kV level. It is an unmanned substation and will be remotely operated from Tata Power-DDL’s State-of- the- Art Supervisory Controlled and Data Acquisition Center (SCADA). 

The substation has an incoming supply from four 66 kV composite circuits emanating two Lines from 220KV Badli Grid and two Lines from 66KV TPDDL Narela Grid. This grid is built on 100% pipe foundation and is equipped with two Power Transformers of 31.5 MVA capacity each, and Nitrogen Injection Fire Protection System (NIFPS) along with auto-switched capacitor bank to ensure safe and quality power supply. Additionally smoke detectors have been installed.

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Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power Company (51%). Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). With a registered consumer base of 1.8 million and a peak load of around 2106 MW, the company's operations span across an area of 510 sq. kms. Tata Power-DDL has been the front-runner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. AT&C loss is a measure of overall efficiency of the distribution business which is the difference between units input into the system and the units for which the payment is collected. Today, AT&C losses stand at 7.3 % which is an unprecedented reduction of around 84% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.

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