Tata Power Strengthens Distribution Network in Mumbai Through Technological Innovation

Underground feeder pillar (Link Box) IIINDIA CSR NEWS NETWORK MUMBAI :  Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power Company has always remained committed to bringing down the tariff through regular expansion of its own network within its license area. Further, Tata Power is a pioneer in the application of innovation and technology and has brought tremendous value addition and benefits to its customers through various initiatives.

Mumbai with its typical demographic spread poses challenges of installing substations in public areas. With little or no open space available for establishing such substations, it was imperative for Tata Power to look for technological interventions that could overcome the space constraints and at the same time be a safe installation. Continuing on this philosophy, the Company today introduced initiatives like- High Voltage Distribution System, E House and Underground Feeder Pillar (Link Box) to reduce space constraint & ensure timely installation and enhance safety of its distribution network in Mumbai.The High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) deploys pole mounted transformers with associated Low Voltage (LV) Distribution. The LV coaxial service cables and the LV connector system are provided with plug-in type design thereby reducing technical losses and enhanced safety features coupled with higher reliability. These technological introductions for HV/LV distribution system are essentially tool free and eliminates the risk of errors in the field.

The E House (Electrical House) helps to reduce space and installation time for 33 /11 kV Grid Substations. E House is a prefabricated enclosure housing the 33kV/11 kV switchgear with associated auxiliaries installed, tested and ready to be commissioned once delivered to site.

The installation of Underground Feeder Pillar (Link Box) along with a new generation compact & fully insulated service pillar into the LV distribution network, will help to enhance safety and cut down the electrical losses, eliminate the menace of power theft and pilferages in congested areas where space is a constraint. Speaking on the innovations, Mr. Ashok Sethi Executive Director, Tata Power stated, ““With little or no open space available for establishing distribution network in the city, it was imperative for Tata Power to look for technological alternatives that could overcome the space constraints and provide  safe and timely installation. The Company has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms in the Mumbai city and is widely acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. We aim to introduce further innovations in technology to ensure smooth, secure services.”

In the previous financial year (2013-14), Tata Power laid 266 Kms of HT network and 336 Kms of LT network and is leaving no stone unturned to serve the consumers of Mumbai on its own network. Tata Power has continuously tried to bring consumer a choice and has given them foremost priority.




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