To fulfill the growing electricity demand,power discom BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) will establish its first gas insulated system-based grid at Meethapur in South Delhi.
Delhi Power Minister Haroon Yusuf laid the foundation stone for construction of Rs 50 crore GIS grid on Monday.
The GIS grid will be the 81st grid in BRPL area of South and West Delhi,which is expected to increase areas distribution capacity by 32 per cent from 152 MV to over 200 MV and benefit around 70,000 consumers,a BSES spokesperson said.
Officials claim the construction of the grid is expected to cost Rs 50 crore and would benefit around 70,000 consumers in areas like Lakhpat Colony,Gagan Vihar,Ekta Vihar,Harsh Vihar,Meethapur Village,Jaitpur Extension (Part 1 and 2) and Hari Nagar Extension.
Delhis power demand has been increasing at an average of eight to 10 per cent annually.
This 66/11 KV Grid of 50 MV (two of 25 MV each),being set-up at Meethapur,South Delhi,would cater to the growing power demand in Badarpur and adjoining areas, the official said.