'New KPTCL Station to Bring Down Loss By Rs16 Crore'

Submitted by Newseditor on Sun, 2016-01-03 17:29 Bengaluru:  The Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL), on Saturday inaugurated its 220 KV Station running on covered conductors technology in Yelahanka. This is the first of its kind initiative in the country. The construction of 220-66 KV MCMV line from 8 pole structure Chikkabettahalli to Yelahanka in the existing 66kV DG3 and 4 line corridor for length of 6 kms was awarded to KEC International for a tender of Rs 31 Crore. After inaugurating the programme D K Shivakumar, Power Minister said that this project was unique and had been executed for the first time in the history of power units in the country. It has the capacity of 66kv line and is a multi-voltage conductor. The station was constructed in 2012 but it is functional from now on. The KPTCL has suffered a revenue loss of Rs 45 Crore every year. But with this station the loss will go down by Rs 16 Crore, he stated. This station will be helpful in coping with the power demands for next 10 years. The same project will be expanded to other parts of the state after studying the outcome of this station. The station is going to ensure adequate power supply to the Yelahanka and nearby locations, he added.