Adani to Complete 1 GW Transmission Line to Mumbai by Dec’ 2021

Adani Transmission has vowed to execute a transmission line project which will enhance the power supply by 1 GW to Mumbai, by the end of next year

Adani Transmission has vowed that it will be able to execute a transmission line and substation project at suburban Vikhroli which will enhance the power supply by 1,000 MW (1 GW) to Mumbai, by the end of next year, as per the mandated deadline for it.

Wire agency PTI reports that following last week’s power outage in the Maharashtra capital, state CM Uddhav Thackeray had asked all stakeholders in a review meeting to expedite the project by adhering to the timelines.

“Adani is committed to completing the Kharghar-Vikhroli transmission line project within the timeline set by Thackeray,” a spokesperson for Adani Group said in a statement.

The firm further said that there will be growth in power load in the megapolis and the mismatch between generation and load growth, it is now committed to executing two critical transmission projects that would help channelise additional power to Mumbai. These capacity enhancement projects will create an additional transmission capacity of 1,000 MW each, thereby easing the existing transmission corridors.

It includes the Kharghar-Vikhroli 400/220 kV EHV transmission line project, which will add a 1,000 MW power supply corridor and will also be Mumbai’s first 400 KV Substation, it added.

Local news reports suggested that one reason for the delay to the project was a dispute between Tata Power and ATL, however, that has since been resolved with the former agreeing to provide land for the project.

The project was reportedly approved in 2009 and awarded to ATL in 2019. ATL on Sunday said it has already placed orders for all critical equipment and service contracts, which are vital for project completion, including towers and insulators. It has also completed 80 percent of engineering and is working with authorities to get possession of land parcels at Kharghar and Vikhroli.

ATL also highlighted that apart from the Vikhroli-Kharghar line, a second project involves an 80-km link between Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company‘s (MSETCL) 400 kV Kudus & Adani Electricity Mumbai’s (AEML) 220 kV Aarey EHV Substation which will be the first of its kind underground high voltage DC cable system that can get an additional 1,000 MW of power.

The firm has initiated land procurement, completed survey works, filed applications for Regulatory, right of way and other statutory clearances, awarded consultancy contracts for system studies, and is in the process of raising capital and finalising awards for project execution, the statement said.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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