Gurgaon: Power woes soon to become a thing of the past?
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Gurgaon: Power woes soon to become a thing of the past?

Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam is setting up new substations to curb the problem of frequent power cuts in summers.

Gurgaon: Power woes soon to become a thing of the past? Picture used for representative purpose only

Here’s some good news for residents of Gurgaon who face frequent power cuts during summers. The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) is establishing three new 220KV substations for proper power supply.

Anil Yadav, superintendent engineer, HVPN, told City Spidey, “Residents of sectors 52, 56, 57, 65, 67, 34, 9, 10, 20, 22 and 23 face frequent power cuts during summers. For their relief, we are establishing three GIS-based substations that will be operational after three months.”

There are two types of substations. One is GIS-based and another is based on Air Insulated System (AIS). AIS requires a large area of land and their input cost is less. GIS, on the other hand, requires less land but their input cost is high. AIS requires 4,000 sqm of land while GIS requires 1,500 sqm. Due to shortage of land in Gurgaon, HVPN is going for GIS-based substations.

“After the construction of these substations, we plan to establish another six such substations in Sectors 65, 69, 77, 85, 95 and 107. These substations will be operational in three years,” added Yadav.

City Spidey spoke to a few residents who shared their thoughts on the development. Balvinder Kaur, managing committee member of Pilot Court, Essel Tower, said, “The authority should provide adequate power to societies. Our society also faces power cuts during summers. We use diesel generator sets to cope with the situation. But power generated from DG sets is expensive. The state government is also encouraging solar power plants which is a good move.”

“If the authority is taking measures to provide adequate power, we should welcome the move. Power cuts are common during summers. We depend on generators but they cause a lot of pollution. Pollution in Gurgaon is already on the rise due to heavy traffic and construction work. Generators have added fuel to the fire,” said VM Singh, secretary of Suncity RWA.