Imphal, 19 March, 2018, (DIPR): Manipur State Power Company Limited is striving hard to supply quality power to the people of the State. Addressing media person during the ongoing series of Press Conference Organised by Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Managing Director of MPSCL Shri N. Sarat stated the objective of the company is to transmit/deliver uninterrupted power to the consumers. He also said that after commissioning the 400 KV D/C line from Silchar to Imphal, initially charged at 132KV voltage, the Company has succeeded in providing quality power transmission in the State.
Asserting that the power scenario in the State has improved considerably, Shri N. Sarat said informed that the 5th Standing Committee Meeting on Power System Planning in NER has agreed to the extension of another 400 KV D/C line from Imphal –New Kohima to Misa via New Mariani.
The extension work is under process and is taken up by Kohima Mariani Transmission Limited (KMTL), a subsidiary of Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) and has set a target to complete on 30th June 2020. Shri N .Sarat said that 400 KV D/C line from Imphal –New Kohima to Misa via New Mariani will ensure further stability and reliability in the entire region in the power supply system particularly in Manipur.
He informed that at present eighty three numbers of 33KV Sub-stations are operational and twenty two more sub-stations are under construction and fifteen 132 KV sub-stations are operational and four more 132KV sub-stations are under construction.
During the media interaction, Shri N. Sarat also highlighted the achievement of the company for the year. MSPCL has also commissioned and operationalised 132/33 KV sub-stations at Hundung, Chandel, Elangkhangpokpi and Thoubal. The company has completed construction of 132/33 KV sub-station at Moreh and is ready for commissioning and inauguration. The company has also commissioned and operationalized nine numbers of 33/11 KV sub-stations at Henglep, Oinamlong, Ukhrul, Khunjao, Gelnel, Chakpikarong, Phungyar , Mao, Nungbi Khullen and Mayangkhang.
The State Government has also agreed to the proposal of the company regarding construction of thirteen numbers of 33/11 KV sub-stations at Ibudhou Marjing,Chingai,Somdal,Akampat,Liyaikhunou,Kachai,Sanakeithel, Nambashi , Khongjaron, Joujangtek, Oinam, Gwakhal and Nampisha.
Managing Director of the company also informed that Government of India has also given approval to establish communication network for five numbers of 132 KV sub-stations at Thanlon ,Moreh, Elangkhangpokpi, Tipaimukh and Thoubal with Fiber Optic Cable network of 2016 km .
The company has also identified forty two numbers of 33 KV sub-stations at interior regions with low voltage profile to install Automatic Switched Capacitor Bank. The detailed project report of the said work has also submitted to the Ministry of Power.
Under power for all by 2019, the company is targeting to provide 24×7 power for all by December, 2018.
Shri N. Sarat also maintained that as a step towards self-reliance in the power generation sector, the State government has taken up implementation of the 2×33 MW Loktak Downstream Hydro Electric Project, which is to be taken up by Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corporation Limited. Tendering for electromechanical works and civil works are under process for the project.
The State Government has also started re-assessment of the hydro power potential of the State using latest available technology and to identify projects along with physical marking of the project domains on the ground by Lyman Technology Private Limited. The study has identified thirty three numbers of small hydro power projects in four basins having capacities ranging from 5 MW to 25 mw.
He also informed that the Available Transmission Capacity of the Inter State Transmission system is being enhanced to about 1000MW. And once all the planned and ongoing projects are completed, Manipur will have quality transmission system for the next 15-20 years ensuring reliable and uninterrupted power supply to the people of the State, he added.
The media interaction was also attended by Executive Director Of MSPCL Shri N.Bijen,OSD (Planning) Shri Ng.Birjeet ,Deputy Manager Shri I.Borun and Joint Director of DIPR, Smt W .Phajaton was the moderator of the session.