The foundation stone for BSES Yamuna Power Ltd’s 54th grid was recently laid at the hands of Haroon Yusuf, Power Minister, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. To be located within the Mandoli Jail complex, this 66/11kV grid will meet the electricity requirements of east Delhi.
The 50 MVA grid, expandable to 75 MVA depending on load growth, will serve needs of 20 lakh consumers include the power requirements of the Mandoli jail complex. The new grid costing Rs.50 crore is expected to complete within 18 months. It will take the total distribution capacity available in the command area to 450 MVA.
In view of the security concerns and sensitivity of the jail premises, the Grid will be GIS (geographical information system) based, un-manned and an indoor one. Also in a bid to make the grid safer, it will incorporate a host of safety features including dry transformers, in place of the conventional oil-filled ones.
Mayur Vihar grid: In a related development, BSES Yamuna Power also inaugurated a new 66/11kV grid at Mayur Vihar Phase-3. The 51st grid substation in BYPL’s command area, the Mayur Vihar grid was dedicated to the residents of East Delhi by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
The 75 MVA grid will benefit 1 lakh consumers in hundreds of housing societies in Mayur Vihar and Vasundhara Enclaves, apart from schools, colleges, 5-star hotels, hospitals and markets.
The grid has been constructed over a fly ash disposal site. BYPL’ engineers filled the disposal yard, leveled it and then constructed a 66/11kV grid over the reclaimed land. Fly ash bricks were used to construct the control room buildings measuring 32m x 13.6m.