Nagpur: State Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Friday inaugurated the newly erected 10 MVA power transformer of SNDL at Seminary Hills (opposite TV Tower) Sub-station. West Nagpur MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh also graced the function among other dignitaries.
This upgrade in SNDL’s infrastructure would help tackle the rapid load growth encountered by the network of prime locations of West Nagpur such as Seminary Hills, Katol Road, Gittikhadan, Friends’ Colony, Telangkhedi, CPWD, Gorkhede and nearby areas up to Gorewada. Till now the Seminary Hills was a switching station and was receiving supply from only two sources i.e. Mankapur (11 KV supply) and Bijli Nagar (11 KV supply) sub-stations. With this new sub-station the Seminary Hills has now become a full-fledged power availability with an added supply of 33 KV from Mankapur. The major benefit to these areas would be that there would now be minimum breakdowns. The capacity to distribute a qualitative supply has also increased with the commissioning of 10 MVA transformer where upon interruption in one of the 11 KV incomer supply, it was nearly impossible to feed the entire area from the other 11 KV supply.
Manish Wath, SE, Nagpur Urban, MSEDCL and Gautam Seth, Business Head of SNDL were also seated on dais. In his welcome speech, Seth said that the commissioning of this sub-station is an important landmark in the history of the distribution franchisee as it would help in meeting the power load requirements of West Nagpur and associated areas. Deshmukh recalled the importance of uninterrupted power supply especially during summers and also the expectations from a distribution franchisee. Further he also highlighted that consumers of his constituency i.e. West Nagpur had been facing irregular supply during summers and right until the rains. He however expressed hope that the augmentation of Seminary Hills substation & associated infrastructure would provide great relief to the consumers of this zone.
Adressing the function, the Energy Minister said that he is happy with this new development at West Nagpur constituency. He has also advised the teams to remain alert during the rains to ensure that the issues raised in the past are never repeated.