The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) will commission around twenty substations across Noida in 2014. This will ensure an equitable distribution of electricity in Noida. The construction work of these substations will be done by the Noida Authority and will be handed over to UPPCL.
At present, Noida gets the power supply from a single 400kV substation at Pali, but after the construction of the 20 substations, distribution of electricity in Noida will be done through a number of power houses of variable capacity. Apart from the 20 substations of 33/11kV, two more substations of 400kV each and one of 765kV have also been approved and the work is already in progress.
According to an official from Noida Authority, who pleaded anonymity, said, “The twenty substations which are approved, will take an year's time for construction and will be functional only after two to three years.”
He also said that their is no power-cut in Noida and their is full supply of power. And these substations are being constructed only to tackle the future load, so its just an upgradation by the Noida authority.
Presently, Noida gets uninterrupted power supply as it is crucial for industrial production. As a special case NOIDA has been declared free from all power cuts zone by the Uttar Pradesh State Government to ensure sustainable industrial growth.