December 2, 2022
  • December 2, 2022

2 companies receive a justification notice for stopping work on the 440kV substation

By on July 23, 2021 0


The state electricity transmission agency issued a notice of justification to two companies which jointly undertook the construction of a 440 kilovolt (kV) substation, estimated at approximately ₹350 crore, in Sector 123 of Noida to abandon the contract without notice, officials familiar with the development said.

Shekhar Agarwal, Meerut Zone Chief Engineer (Transmission), Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL), said the contract for the construction of the 440 kV substation was awarded to Hyosung Power Corporation of Korea. South and its Indian counterpart Piscesia Power Transmission Private Limited in November. 2014.

“The planned completion date was March 31, 2021. However, since the Indian company stopped the work a few months ago, it has not been able to be completed on time. Acknowledging their negligent approach, we served a show cause notice on both companies. As no response was received from the Indian company, we contacted the South Korean company. Hyosung officials assured us that the project will be completed by October 2021, ”Agarwal said.

It should be noted that the upcoming 400 kV plant on sector 123 will provide uninterrupted power supply to 80,000 consumers residing in sectors 60, 63-68 and 70-79 in Noida. Construction work on the plant has been halted several times following directives from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to control pollution

Agarwal further said that nearly 70% of the work on the substation is complete. “The 400 kV transformer is already loaded. Now it is to be connected to three smaller 132 kV substations, under construction in sectors 63, 67 and 115. The transformers of the smaller substations have not yet been loaded. Once completed, these substations will be supplied by the Jahangirpur power grid, ”he said.

Explaining Piscesia Power’s negligent conduct, another electric utility official said the company was on the verge of bankruptcy due to a feud between its partners. “As all their bank accounts are frozen, they will not be able to function. Now it’s up to his Korean partner to carry out the project, ”the official said, asking not to be named.

Mr. Devaraj, president of UPPTCL, said he was studying the issue and the project would be completed within 100 days. When contacted, the spokesperson for Hyosung Power Corporation said they would resume construction work in a week and complete it by October.

Piscesia Power officials did not respond to emails sent to seek comment.