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Major Achievements

Significant Achievements of Power & NES Department from May,2011 to May,2016  
  • Universal electrification of all households with grid connection by the end of 2015-16 is the most important initiative under the ongoing ‘Sabar Ghare Alo’ programme. As part of this programme, work in 11 (Eleven) Backward Districts under Special Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) to cover all categories of consumers is going on. Approx 13.79 lac household service connection have been installed out of which 13.36 lac have been be effected till Oct’15. It is expected that total service connection will be effected by the end of 2015-16 FY.
  • Under RGGVY (XIIth Plan) with project cost of Rs.609.61 Cr. BPL households in the rest 7 districts of the State has been taken up recently. Under this project, 5706 nos. of villages will be covered and 2.51 lakh BPL connections will be effected. Infrastructure for effecting 3.44 lakh APL connections will also be created. Projects in 6 districts of Coochbehar, Siliguri MP, Nadia, Bardhaman, Hooghly, and North 24 Parganas have already in progress. So far upto October, 2015, 283 villages have been energized. Work in Howrah has also been taken up departmentally in November, 2015. About 20000 nos APL and 3000 Nos BPL have already been effected upto November, 2015. Further 1 Lac APL and 55000 nos BPL connection will be effected by May’16. Balance electrification work in APL households in the above 7 districts and all remaining households in the Urban areas of the State, Sagar and Sundarban areas has been taken up in right earnest with an estimated cost of Rs.371 cr. out of State Budget and is expected to be completed by April, 2016.
  • In order to improve the overall distribution infrastructure, recently two new schemes has been launched viz. Sech Bandhu in rural areas and Integrated Power Development Scheme ( IPDS) in the urban areas. The scheme has 60%funding from Govt. of India and balance 40% has to be arranged by the State Government and Power Utilities. In Sech Bandhu, West Bengal is the first State in the country where entire project amounting to Rs. 4240.9 Cr. has been sanctioned for all districts. The scheme covers all the districts of West Bengal. It includes system strengthening, feeder segregation and improvement in the metering infrastructure. Under this scheme, WBSEDCL has taken up, i) Electrification of 14 no. UE villages & 59 nos. un-electrified habitant under 24 PGS(S) District in Sundarban area, ii) Drawal of 621 no. new 11 KV feeders for separation of agricultural load from existing mixed feeder, iii) Installation of 80 nos. new 33/11 KV & Augmentation of 106 nos. existing 33/11 Substation. iv) Renovation of existing LT OH Line with AB cables, installation of new DTR/Augmentation of existing DTR for system strengthening, v) Replacement of approx 13.66 Lakhs defective & old electro-magnetic consumer energy meters and vi) Installation of approx 1.22 Lakh DTR meters for energy auditing. Field survey of feeder separation work will be completed by Dec’15. Civil work for 20 no. new 33/11 KV Sub-stations and augmentation of 106 no. existing 33/11 KV Sub-stations will be completed by May’16. Village electrification work under Sundarban will start within May’16.
  • In the IPDS Scheme, Govt. of India has sanctioned Rs.2866.76 crore to WBSEDCL for all districts and sanctioned Rs.58.26 crore to DPL for Durgapur township area. The scheme involves strengthening of distribution network and steps towards improvement in metering infrastructure in the urban areas. Under this scheme, WBSEDCL will set up, among other activities, 45 nos. new 33/11 KV sub-station covering 121 town areas, while DPL will set up 3 sub-stations.
  • 93 nos. new 33/11 KV Sub-stations having total capacity of 766.5 MVA have been commissioned by WBSEDCL and further 16 nos (197.5 MVA) will be constructed by May’16. 3694 CKM new 33 KV line, 72543 CKM new 11 KV line, 208804 CKM new LT line commissioned by WBSEDCL so far.
  • 70,275 nos. of new Distribution Transformers installed by WBSEDCL raising the Distribution Transformation capacity by 3024 MVA. Further 2000 nos (100 MVA) will be added by May’16.
  • Grid power extended to Gosaba Island in the Sundarban in 2012. All Households in Sagar Island have already been electrified.
  • State-of-the-Art Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre of WBSEDCL (first of its kind in India) made operational.
  • R-APDRP Part-A: Creation of IT infrastructure and development of IT initiative for Metering, Billing, Collection, Meter Data Acquisition System and GIS Mapping under R-APDRP Part- A has been completed in 61 nos Towns.
  • R-APDRP Part-B : This scheme is for renovation, modernization and strengthening of Distribution System and network infrastructure in 63 towns. Work has been completed in 39 nos Town will be completed by May’16. ... Read More