Took stock of variuos Upgradation works of different Receiving Stations under Progress at District Shopian
SRINAGAR: Manging Director KPDCL, Yasin.M.Choudhary Friday test charged 33/11 KV, 1x 6.3 MVA Nihalpora Receiving Station thus addressing the long pending demands of the people of Patan and Tangmarg.
The Nihalpora Receiving station outgoing feeder will feed power to the people of Patan thus decreasing the overall demand on the already existing Patan Receiving Station which in turn will bring respite to the people of the Patan and Tangmarg by providing better and reliable power to both the sections of the society through load division.
Its pertinent to mention that before commissioning of Nihalpora Receiving Station, part of Tangmarg and Patan was being fed from the existing Patan Receiving station due to which the outgoing 11KV feeder was heavily overloaded specially during winters with a peak demand of 12 MWs leading to forced curtailments. With addition of Nihalpora Receiving Station to the system, the total load stands equally segregated between the two parts of the society by way of creation of two separate 11KV outgoing feeders instead of one, which in turn will provide better and reliable power supply to the people of Patan and Tangmarg specially during winters.
Meanwhile on 19-04-2023, Managing Director, KPDCL visited District Shopian and took review of progress of various electrical works being executed by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). These included
Augmentations/Upgradations of already existing 33/11 KV Receiving stations at Landoora, Batpora and Reshipora of District Shopian under PMDP Scheme. MD KPDCL on spot directed the officials of PGCIL and KPDCL to complete the augmentations within shortest period of time, so that the people of district Shopian will be provided with a better quality of power supply round the clock and meet their long pending demands. Its worthwhile to mention, that with these augmentations in district Shopian, the overall power handling capacity of these Receiving Stations will increase from its existing 32.6 MVA to 56.3 MVA.
Such projects of the whole Kashmir Valley will be given top priority as per the official statement from KPDCL.