Western UP Power Transmission Company Limited
The Western UP Power Transmission Company Limited (WUPPTCL) is the first large-scale power transmission project executed by any private company in India. The MEIL takes pride in becoming the first to lay such a large power transmission network.
The MEIL has expanded its operations across the globe, making its mark in the infrastructure and construction sector. The company has time and again proven its capabilities in private power supply distribution. Through the WUPPTCL, a huge power supply distribution system was set up. The project transmits an astounding 13,220 Megavolt Ampere (MVA) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This transmission capacity is equal to the combined transmission capacities of two Telugu states – Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
As the power transmission network in the western UP region was not sufficiently established, massive pockets were devoid of electricity, sometimes for hours together. The project was taken up to overcome this problem.
In the WUPPTCL project, the MEIL executed works related to improving the power supply and distribution systems. Earlier, power projects of this magnitude were completely executed by the central and state governments. The WUPPTCL is the first large-scale power project executed by a private company.
The MEIL became the first to biggest power transmission project to be designed with GIS (gas-insulated substations) in India. This new approach opened the door to advanced scientific and technological progress.
This large power transmission project has seven substations, including gas-insulated and air-insulated ones.
The project has seven substations and two transmission lines. For the first time in the country, a supply system of 765 kW is built, and 654 km of 765/400 kVA power transmission lines have been constructed and strung.
Under this project, the power supply will improve mainly in 10 western UP districts, namely Mainpuri, Etah, Mahamaya Nagar, Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gautam Buddha Nagar, and Bijnor districts. The project will help light up homes, pump water to farmlands, and supply power to industries in the 10 districts.
There were many major hurdles while executing this project as there were 18 railway crossings, 17 national highways, four rivers, 88 power line crossings, and 171 rows. The MEIL had to take permission from various departments, including defense, forest, and civil aviation. However, all these challenges were resolved successfully on time.
More than 200 technical specialists and 2,000 skilled workers were involved in the construction of this project. While transformers were sourced from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the switchgear was procured from General Electric (GE).
MEIL built this project on BOOT mode (Build, Own, Operate & Transfer). The maintenance period is 35 years under WUPPTCL, the subsidiary of MEIL.
Project Status: Completed