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PGCIL Commissions Transmission System in Rajasthan

The transmission project is one of the largest interstate tariff-based competitive bidding projects established in Rajasthan.

It will augment the transmission infrastructure of the country to evacuate renewable energy aligned with the Government of India’s vision of achieving 450 GW renewable energy by 2030.

October 12, 2021

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has commissioned the transmission system associated with Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Part-C. As per a statement issued by the Power Ministry, Power Grid Khetri Transmission System (PKTSL), a fully-owned subsidiary of PGCIL, has commissioned this system.

It also stated that this project is one of the largest interstate tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) projects established in the state of Rajasthan.

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It includes the development of a new 765 kV Sub-station at Khetri (Rajasthan). It connects the capital of the country at Jhatikara (Delhi) through a 765 kV double circuit transmission line and also connects Sikar (Rajasthan) via a 400 kV double circuit transmission line.

The commissioning of the PKTSL system will facilitate the transfer of renewable power from Rajasthan to various parts of the country.

With this, the transmission infrastructure of the country will be further augmented to evacuate renewable energy thereby reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. This is aligned with the vision of the Government of India of achieving a 450 GW renewable energy target by 2030.

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According to the statement, charging of this important transmission project will enhance ease of living as well as provide GatiShakti to infrastructure development activities, through the supply of quality and reliable green power across the country.