Cover Story | October 2018
Transmission company with the highest growth in network creation last year (state transco) - Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation
UP Power Transmission Corporation was incorporated in 2006 with the main objective to acquire, establish, construct, take over, erect, lay, operate, run, manage, hire, lease, buy, sell, maintain, enlarge, alter, renovate, modernise, work and use electrical transmission lines or network through extra high voltage, high voltage and associated sub-stations, cables, wires, connected with transmission ancillary services, telecommunication and telemetering equipment in the state of Uttar Pradesh. UPPTCL now deals with the transmission of electricity for catering to the power requirements of four distribution companies, viz. Madhayanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam, Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam, Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam and Poorvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam in addition to two other distribution companies serving Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (herein after referred to as the KESCO), Kanpur and Noida Power Company (herein after referred to as the NPCL), Noida.
<p>The transmission system in the state is composed of 765 kV, 400 kV, 220 kV and 132 kV AC lines and substations, which are the part of the national grid. Majority of the transmission lines and substations in the state transmission system are owned and operated by UPPTCL. However, there are other transmission lines and substations in UP which are a part of the inter-sate transmission system.The 765 kV, 400 kV and 220 kV network forms the major transmission grid while the 132 kV systems has been treated as a sub-transmission system.The UPPTCL is constructing 765 kV, 400 kV and 220 kV sub-stations along with associated transmission lines to evacuate power from upcoming generating stations and constructing 220 kV and 132 kV substations to deliver the energy to different load centres concentrated mainly in the central and western part of Uttar Pradesh. Further, transmission systems are also being constructed under public-private partnership on the Built-Operate-Own and Transfer mode.</p>