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Tata Power to install India’s first-of-its-kind underground submersible substation in Mumbai

27 Jan 2023
  • Ground breaking ceremony held at company's Parel receiving station
  • To install 10 more submersible substations by 2025 in its licenced area

Tata Power, one of India’s largest Integrated power companies and a pioneering electricity supplier in Mumbai, announced the setting up of an innovative submersible power substation in South Mumbai to augment the power infrastructure in its operational area. Occupying virtually zero space, this underground substation will be a first-of-its-kind submersible substation installed by any power distribution utility in the country.

The ground breaking ceremony of this innovative 400KVA sub-station was performed by Mr. Ashok Kanse, Electrical Inspector, Mumbai Region at Tata Power's Parel receiving station. Also present were Mr. Nilesh Kane, Chief, Tata Power Mumbai Distribution, and other senior officials of the company. The sub-station will be installed in the parking area of the Parel Receiving Station and will support power demand load of high-rise infrastructure in the adjoining areas and ensure a continuous and reliable power supply to consumers during exigencies, including floods and storms.

The substation will have specially designed 22kV submersible duty three-way Ring Man Unit, 22kV/433V 400KVA Transformer with accessories suitable for submerged operations. All terminations of the substation will also be suitable to work under submersion and will have touch proof design technology. The installation will be in compliance with Central Electricity Authority's safety regulations.

This novel design of the substation will not only help in improvising the aesthetics of the premises, but will also offers an innovative solution to distribution utilities and infrastructure developers to utilise their land optimally, especially in congested areas and land starved metro cities across the country. Tata Power plans to install 10 such submersible substations by 2025 in its Mumbai licenced area.

"Tata Power through its differentiated offerings, continual innovation, and smart energy solutions, is delivering uninterrupted power supply and beyond-the-meter services to its customers. We are proud to initiate the work on installing India’s first submersible underground substation in Mumbai. This pioneering project will transform the power distribution sector of the country and establish a new benchmark for innovative and future ready solutions." said Mr. Sanjay Banga, President – T & D, Tata Power.

Tata Power currently serves over 12 million customers through its distribution companies in Mumbai, Delhi, Odisha and Ajmer and consistently makes effort to provide them with world class customer services through innovative solutions and technology integrations. Recently, Tata Power Mumbai Distribution has been granted three patents in distribution technologies, which has helped transform its operations and thereby enhanced customer experience.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE:500400) is one of India’s largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed / managed capacity of 14101 MW. The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution and trading.

The Company had developed the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 5241 MW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery accounting for 37% of the overall portfolio, the company is a leader in clean energy generation.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India viz: Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand.

Tata Power is currently serving more than 12 million consumers via its Discoms, under public-private partnership model viz Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with Government of Delhi in North Delhi, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited with Government of Odisha.

With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions providers by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al.

With its 107 years track record of technology advancements, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well poised for multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up lives for generations to come. For more information visit us at: www.tatapower.com

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