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E-City: Disruption-free upgradation of power line

BENGALURU: India’s first live-line project was effectively completed with out switching off electrical energy provide in spaces around Electronics City on Tuesday.
The feat involved reconductoring of a 66KV transmission line connecting Electronics City under live-line conditions. Usually, any uprating or upgrading paintings is accompanied by way of turning off electrical energy provide for 2 hours in the morning and night time, however live-line doesn’t purpose disruption in power provide, said Sachidevi TK, leader technical officer of Sterlite Power, which executed the project.

The paintings was performed in a congested space with residential and commercial constructions on either side. “It was necessary to verify reconductoring was undertaken in zero-shutdown conditions, causing no loss to power provide, else it would affect the financial system of E-City,” said Manish Agarwal, CEO of Sterlite Power.

The project also uprated the existing line to double its power switch capability.

Describing the process of live-line wiring, Sachidevi said particular suits and protection equipment have been used to keep away from obstructions. An electrical line operator dressed in a distinct Faraday cage suit (used to dam electromagnetic fields) performed the works with out being suffering from power provide outdoor. Special equipment like fibre glass sticks have been used to maintain the live-lines.

Agarwal later advised NewsTread that more such initiatives can be undertaken in the town. “We are going to amplify our paintings to spaces like Manyata Tech Park, Whitefield, HSR Layout and Yelahanka, amongst others,” Agarwal said.

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