UPERC had directed UPPTCL (a) to conduct proper loss estimate studies under its supervision and submit the report to the Commission & (b) to conduct load flow studies along with the assessment of various options with regards to transmission pricing, their relative advantages and disadvantages and suitability for adoption in Uttar Pradesh.
Mercados EMI was awarded the contract through the competitive bidding process.
- Developing of Simulation model of the Transmission Grid of Uttar Pradesh state in PSS/E Software in which all the substations up to 132 kV level represented including of all the 132/33 kV Transformers and Reactive Elements up to 33 kV Buses.
- Loss estimation studies considering day peak & night peak, off peak load along with morning & evening load for all seasons namely, winter, summer & monsoon, for each voltage level of UPPTCL network and ICTs (Inter-connecting transformers) for at least latest 3 completed financial years e.g. FY 2014-15 and FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17.
- Identification of (a) voltage level wise overloaded feeders in the latest two years scenarios b) voltage level wise overloaded transformers.
- Study of existing PoC mechanism introduced by CERC, share of inter-State power flowing through UPPTCL network in general and specific to UPPTCL owned and maintained lines connected to other states/CTU or Central Generating stations or State committed generating stations (SSGS/IPP) exporting some power to other states.
- Analysis of the issues in the POC charges against the principle of distance, data base quantum of flow and direction.
- Identification of introduction of fresh cross-subsidy elements in the CERC (Sharing ofinter-state transmission charges and losses) Regulations, 2010 over what was existingin the regional postage stamp method.
- Assessment of various options with regard to transmission pricing, their relative advantages & disadvantages and suitability for adoption in Uttar Pradesh, considering load flow studies& capacity of transmission system in use by long-term open access customer of UP STU network.
- Study of import & export capabilities of interconnected UPSTU-CTU existing network, recommendations, if any for changes required in UP STU network connected with ISTS for improvement in TTC/ATC of UP and measures to reduce POC based transmission charges.
- Study of power flow from state committed generating stations which are fully (100 %) committed to UP state but have linkages with CTU for evacuation of part of generated power. Detailed cost benefit analysis of delinking such SSGS’ connectivity from CTU and connecting it solely to STU network along with study of any impact on PoC rate for demand zone of Uttar Pradesh. Assess improvement in UPSLDC TTC/TTA by delinking 100% committed SSGS with CTU and linking the same with STU in terms of quantitative and qualitative improvement in TTC.
- Study of power flow from UP state committed generating stations (SSGS/IPP) which are embedded in STU network as well as connected with CTU network where majority of power is committed to UP and rest of the power is traded/transmitted to other state.