DHBVN to spend Rs 948 cr to strengthen power distribution system

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Chandigarh, May 27 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has drawn an ambitious annual plan of Rs 948.25 crores for the year 2008-09 to strengthen and augment power distribution system in its area comprising of the districts of Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Mewat, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

This was disclosed by Haryana Power Transmission and Distribution Corporations Chairman Lt Gen (Retd) O S Lohchab here today. He said that the Nigam planned to spend Rs 275 crores to augment and strengthen power transmission and distribution system to meet the growing load.

It would construct 59 new sub-stations of 33 KV level and augment capacity of several existing sub stations of 33 KV level during the financial year 2008-09.

Mr Lohchab said that major stress in the annual outlay had been given to the scheme of strengthening power distribution system by providing High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) in the villages and urban localities. An amount of Rs 455.25 crores has been earmarked for this scheme.

A provision of Rs 90 crore has been kept for reliability improvement. Reliability of power supply can be managed by way of providing remote monitoring units (RTUs) having auto-closures and sectionalisers, rural load management system (RLMS) and communication devices.

An amount of Rs 50 crores has been earmarked for demand side management activities. Under this scheme, the BPL families would be provided free compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and efficient lighting (including street lighting) and energy efficient pumpsets would be promoted.

An amount of Rs 78 crores is planned to be spent on infrastructure development like customer care centres, training centre, energy centre, computerisation, IT based energy audit digigavernance, etc. A solar power plant is also planned to be set up at the Head Office of the DHBVN at Hisar.

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