India, New Delhi: In an innovative solution to urban space crunch, Delhi’s first 2 MVA distribution transformer was inaugurated on Thursday by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Joga Bai Extension near Jamia, jurisdiction of BSES, one of the capital’s two power distribution companies.
The present load of the area is around 3.8 MVA and the existing distribution transformer in the area is heavily overloaded, for want of space for augmenting the network.
„To overcome the challenge, BSES’s engineering team developed a 2 MVA distribution transformer on a pilot basis. After studying the results, this will be deployed in other congested areas also,” a BSES statement said here.
According to the discom, “this hermetically sealed transformer takes marginally higher space than a 990 KVA (kilovolt amps) transformer but enhances the distribution capacity by two times.”
“It is also almost maintenance free.”