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JKPTCL commissions first ever gas-insulated substation

2021-11-30 Greater Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir’s Power Department has commissioned its first ever Gas Insulated substation (GIS) at Lassipora.

Officials informed that it is the first gas insulated substation of Jammu and Kashmir Power Transmission Corporation Limited (JKPTCL) which has been commissioned in Union Territory.

Three more GIS will be commissioned in the coming months to improve power supply in Kashmir.

Chief Engineer, JKPTCL, Hashmat Qazi said, “It is the latest generation of grid stations. The old one was AIS (air insulated) for which you need a lot of land, structures, equipment and a very long gestation period. In case of GIS requirement of land is about 1/5th , the equipment is more like plug and play which takes much less time for erecting. Above all it is least susceptible to faults. The power outages from grid side are minimised to the least.”

“When it comes to the transmission capacity of Pulwama, last year the district was mainly fed from 132/33 kV major grids namely Pampore, Awantipora and Lassipora which were all sourced through 220/132 kV grid sub Station Pampore only.”, said Qazi.

“This year a big development has taken place as the JKPTCL was successful in commissioning of 160 MVA, 220/33 kV Gas insulated substation which is first of its kind in Kashmir. The newly Commissioned GIS Substation was put on load with the record figures of 85 MWs as on date, thereby leaving behind an unutilized capacity of 55 MWs as such the district Pulwama has turned up the first district in the valley with no allocation constraints from the Grid.”