PM lays foundation stone for high and low voltage sub-stations in Arunachal Pradesh

The present per capita power consumption of Arunachal Pradesh is 233 kWh against national average of 1,075 kWh

GN Bureau | February 11, 2019


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Foundation stone for seven extra high voltage (EHV) sub-stations and 24 low tension (LT) sub-stations was recently laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. The project aims to meet the national objectives of affordable round the clock power supply to all, especially in the remote parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

 
It would also help in bringing the per capita power consumption of the state closer to the national average. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is implementing the project.
 
The present per capita power consumption of state is 233 kWh against national average of 1,075 kWh. The existing power transmission and distribution system needed a major reconstruction and integration with national grid to meet the present and future load requirement.
 
It will give impetus to the inclusive growth by enhancing the consumers’ access to reliable and affordable grid connected power supply. It will bring down operation of diesel generating plants in the state thus yield socio-economic and environmental benefits to people. The project will also facilitate in development of small scale/cottage industries/tourism in the region and boost economic growth by enabling supply of quality power.
 
The power project will give fillip to integration of upcoming hydro power generating plants in Arunachal Pradesh with the national grid and will facilitate lying of optical fiber (33 kV) to help extending communication facility to the small towns. It shall boost local economy of the entire state with infusion of Rs 6,501 crore.

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