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Noida: PVVNL to install 51 new transformers to meet power demand in summer

Posted: Apr 18, 2018     By Avishek Dubey

As summer sets in, Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) will soon start the installation work of 51 new transformers to meet the rising power demand in Noida.

Officials said that the new transformers of 400 kVA capacity will benefit 30 residential and industrial Sectors in Noida.

The new transformers will be installed in Sectors 5, 6, 11, 12, 22, 34, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 76, 77, 81, 83, 84, 86, 121, 125, 126 and 131.

It has been witnessed in the past that a large number of transformers gets overloaded and breaks down in summer. The move is aimed at addressing this issue.

Noida authority provides the necessary infrastructure to the power department and its maintenance is taken care by the department.

The outgoing superintendent engineer of PVVNL, Rakesh Kumar Rana, said that the cost of this transformer is around Rs 5 crore and the installation work which has already been started will be completed by May 15.

“On the other hand, Noida Authority had also given 79 transformers to PVVNL for installation in February this year. Its installation work is under process. So far, only 40 transformers have been installed by the PVVNL and remaining ones will be installed soon,” Rana added.

A large number of transformers in Noida get overloaded frequently. There are nearly 4,000 transformers of 25 kVA, 63 kVA, 100 kVA, 160 kVA, 250 kVA, 400 kVA, 630 kVA and 1000 kVA in Noida.

According to Rana, over 1,000 of them are often overloaded, which sometimes leads to malfunctioning and low voltage supply.

“The new transformers will not only reduce the burden on the existing infrastructure but will also improve the reliability of power supply,” Rana said.

Sumit Singh, a resident of Sector 122, said that PVVNL and Noida Authority do the same kind of thing every year, but we face frequent power cuts every summer.

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