UP Govt to End Power Woes in 5 Years, 80 New Power Substations to Come Up in the State

Power Substations

Even as summers and power cuts go hand in hand, the Government of Uttar Pradesh is all set to augment the power infrastructure in the state. The UP government has prepared an action plan to set up 80 new power substations of higher capacity to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity. In addition, 266.88 lakh pre-paid smart meters will be installed across the state.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for power and provide an uninterrupted power supply, the Yogi Aditynanath-led UP government is constantly making efforts towards augmenting the infrastructure. The state government has planned to set up 80 new power sub-stations (two of 756 kV, six of 400 kV, 24 of 220 kV and 48 of 132 kV) in the next five years. This will make a total of 173 major substations in the state which will benefit about 30 lakh consumers.

Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses are targeted to be 16.38 per cent by the end of the financial year 2024-25. Along with this, the government will install 266.88 lakh pre-paid smart meters in the next five years. This will depend on the availability of the meter. By the end of the financial year 2024-25, 593 sub-stations of 33/11 KV will be set up for power distribution.

Significantly, the government has made arrangements for timely repair, replacement, and load-balance of transformers for a smooth supply of electricity. The demand of the state has suddenly increased and reached about 22,500 MW. Despite this, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation is making efforts on a war footing to provide an uninterrupted power supply in the state.

For this, work is being done towards restarting the power generation units which are closed due to technical or any other reasons. 24-hour monitoring of power supply is being done through control rooms in all distribution corporations. Toll-free number 1912 is being continuously monitored to provide better facilities to consumers. Efforts are being made to rectify the local defect in the shortest possible time.

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