ABB connects 648 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid

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ABB has successfully commissioned solar photovoltaic project – made up of five plants in a single location.  The mammoth 648 MW solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu connected by the company to the national transmission grid is the largest of its kind in the world.

Adani Group in 2015 awarded design, supply, installation and commissioning of the five substation electrification and automation systems to ABB. The job was completed on time by ABB. 360 MW from solar project is currently grid-connected and at full capacity this facility will account for nearly 10 percent of the country’s current solar capacity of around seven gigawatts (GW) said ABB in a statement.

We are proud to support the country’s clean energy vision and push for solar power which demonstrates its commitment to sustainable growth,” said Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids division. “This project exemplifies our end-to-end power and automation system integration capabilities and reinforces our commitment to the renewable energy sector, a key component of ABB’s Next Level strategy.”

The project includes two 230 kilovolt (kV) and three 110 kV outdoor switchyards to connect to the local transmission grid and will enable clean power supply for around 150,000 households based on average national per capita consumption.

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