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Trichy to get two new substation s

The sub-stations at Manapparai and Jambunathapuram will improve quality of power supplied to rural consumers’
Two new sub-stations are set to be commissioned soon at Manapparai and Jambunathapuram in the district and are expected to bring about substantial improvement in distribution and quality of power supplied to consumers in the rural areas. Two more sub-stations at Thuraiyur and near BHEL in Thuvakudi are also on the pipeline, according to officials of the TANGEDCO.
A new 230/110 KV sub-station is coming at Mondipatti where a new plant set up by the Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Paper Limited (TNPL) for producing multi-layer double coated board commenced production in January 2016.
The new sub-station complete, with a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, is being established at a cost of Rs. 130.12 crore. Till now, consumers were getting supply from sub-stations situated in far away places. Once the sub-station is commissioned, the quality of power supplied to consumers in Manapparai and surrounding areas would improve substantially, TANGEDCO officials said. The SCADA system would enable officials to monitor the transmission and the quality of power supplied. Apart from monitoring voltage, faults can also be spotted accurately.
Similarly, another sub-station is being established at Jambunathapuram at a cost of Rs. 54.75 crore. The new sub-station would help improve supply in Musiri and surrounding areas. Both the sub-stations are expected to be commissioned soon.
TANGEDCO officials indicated steps were afoot to establish a 400 KV sub-station and another 230 KV sub station near the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited campus in Tiruchi.
Farm connections
Officials also disclosed that 292 agricultural connections would be provided under the Tatkal scheme announced recently by the State government. Under the scheme, farmers who had registered their names seeking agricultural power connections till August 24, 2017 and are ready to avail the supply, would be provided supply under the scheme within six months. So far, about 418 applicants have expressed their willingness to avail the scheme. Under the scheme, farmers are required to pay Rs. 2.50 lakh for using 5 HP motor pumpsets, Rs. 2.75 lakh for 7.5 HP load and Rs. 3 lakh for 10 HP load. About 9,100 farmers were awaiting farm power connections. The government was providing agricultural connections under various schemes including the Tatkal scheme, officials said. Under the normal connections, the district has been fixed a target of energising 593 farm power connections during 2017-18 for farmers who had registered till March 31, 2000. So far, 242 connections have been provided and the remaining would be provided soon. Under the self-financing scheme, 234 connections are to be provided for farmers who had registered till March 31, 2009.

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