New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Delhi’s power supply saw the infusion of innovative technology with the launch of an oil-free transformer on a high platform here on Monday by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“Besides being safer than the conventional transformer as it does not contain oil, the transformer, mounted atop a 30 foot-high platform to save space, will address the issue of traffic congestion in the area,” a BSES, one of the capital’s two electricity distribution companies (discoms), release said.
The packaged oil-free transformer has been installed in east Delhi that is under the jurisdiction of BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL).
“Not only was the existing transformer insufficient to meet the ever growing power needs of the area, its location was also hampering the traffic movement in this congested area,” the discom said.
“The existing 400 kVA transformer in the area has been replaced with the state-of-the-art 1,000 kVA packaged oil-free (dry) transformer. This has been possible with the active help and assistance of the MLA Ishrak Khan,” BYPL Chief Executive P.R. Kumar said in a statement.
The discom said that a massive increase in its network capacity has helped it to meet the unprecedented load growth. It has installed over 670 transformers and augmented capacity of scores of others over the last fiscal to boost its network capacity.
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