The power transmission line will enable the evacuation of around 1,000 MW of renewable energy from the pooling station at Bhuj, Gujarat, according to Sterlite Power.
September 7, 2022
Sterlite Power’s Mumbai Urja Marg Transmission Ltd. (MUML) has achieved the commissioning of the 400kV Banaskantha, Kansari and Vadavi transmission line in Gujarat. The commissioning took place four months before its scheduled time.
The power transmission line will pave the way for evacuating about 1,000 MW of renewable power from the pooling station at Bhuj, Gujarat to the national power grid. This would further increase the power transmission capacity of Gujarat, taking it from 9300 MW to 11200 MW, according to the statement released by Sterlite Power.
Watch: Cable & Wire Fair Show Reel
As a component of the Western Region Strengthening Scheme-XIX (WRSS-XIX) and North-Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme-IX (NERSS-IX), the power line would reduce the congestion of the regional network by lessening the burden on the existing lines, including 400kV D/C Banaskantha-Veloda, 400kV S/C Bhinmal-Zerda (Kansari), and 400kV S/C Kankroli-Zerda (Kansari).
About the transmission project, Mr. Manish Agarwal, Director & CEO, India Transmission Business, Sterlite Power, says, “We are happy to demonstrate our project execution capabilities by ensuring timely execution of this critical transmission line for the state of Gujarat. The transmission corridors are critical infrastructure for the nation given their importance in connecting the power surplus centres with the power deficit corners. Not only this, but success of transmission projects is also imperative to India’s RE vision as it is a critical enabler of RE integration into the grid.”
It was in June 2020 that Sterlite Power had taken over the operations of MUML SPV for the implementation of this huge inter-state power transmission system project. The entire debt funding of INR 2,070 crore for the project has been made by Power Finance Corporation Ltd.