Installation, testing and commissioning of the new 11kV VCB panels at 66/33/11/kV Lobeysa Substation by SMD Semtokha w.e.f 11/07/2020 to 26/07/2020.
The new 11kV VCBs were purchased in the year 2019 and were kept at Lobeysa Substation. These breakers were purchased as per the approved investment plan to replace the old 11kV VCB Panels in various Substations. The old 11kV VCB Panels were installed in the year 1986 and has been in service for a long period of time.
The commissioning engineer from the manufacturer (Pascal Switch care India (P) Limited Kolkata) could not be called due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and therefore this Division with the prior approval from General Manager, Transmission Department decided to carry out the installation, testing and commissioning of the 11kV VCB Panels by using our own In-house expertise.
This initiative have saved a huge cost of installation, testing and commissioning charges to BPC and their timely installation and charging of the new 11kV Breaker Panels benefits our valued customers in Punakha and Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag, while improving service reliability.
Following are some of the pictures showing main events during the course of work and final charging:
SMD Semtokha Team involved in the commissioning work.
naugural Charging on 26/07/2020 by Director Transmission Services, joined by TD officials and ESD Punakha and Wangduephodrang Managers.
The following R&M works (civil) of BPC which was floated vide NIT of Kuensel on 6th July 2020 (Monday) and 14th. July 2020 is hereby deferred to financial year 2021 due to the unavoidable reasons.
- Repair of ESSD office along with renovation of office & staff Qtr. at Phobjekha.
- Maintenance of office/staff Qrs. at ESD, BPC, Samtse & Gomtu ESSD Staff Quarters.
- Maintenance of Staff Quarters at CMD, BPC, Begana (Thimphu).
- Maintenance of Civil Infra. at ESD, BPC, Samdrupjongkhar & ESSD, BPC parking pavement at Jomotsangkha.
- Maintenance of Staff Qtrs. at ESD, BPC, Dagana & Powerhouse at Darachu.
However, the above works will be executed within the year 2021 if the situations gets improved.
Inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 10th July, 2020 between Department of Renewable Energy, MoEA and Bhutan Power Corporation to implement the 180kW Pilot Solar Power Project at Rubessa. The project cost is around 200,000 USD and shall be implemented over a period of 9 months. BPC shall do the designing, procurement and installation of the pilot solar project with grid connection at 11kV level. The main outcomes of the project shall be to demonstrate and test the feasibility and viability of the large scale solar technology in Bhutan and to build the institutional capacity.