Adani Transmission Wins RE Evacuation Projects in Tamil Nadu & Gujarat

Adani Transmission Wins RE Evacuation Projects in Tamil Nadu & Gujarat

Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), India’s largest private sector power transmission company and part of the diversified Adani Group, has received Letters of Intent (LoI) for the acquisition of two renewable energy evacuation systems: Karur Transmission Ltd. in Tamil Nadu and Khavda-Bhuj Transmission Ltd. in Gujarat.

Accordingly, ATL will build, own, operate and maintain the transmission projects in both the states for a period of 35 years. Hoping to enhance RE evacuation systems by building more power transmission infrastructure, the company has set a target of laying down 20,000 ckt km of transmission lines by 2022.

ATL won the Tamil Nadu-based central RE evacuation project project through the Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) process. Incorporated by PFC Consulting Ltd, the Karur Transmission Ltd. primarily consists of the following elements: establishment of 2x500MVA; 400/230 kV Karur Pooling Station (at location between Karur Wind Energy Zone and Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone); and LILO of both circuits of Pugalur – Pugalur (HVDC) 400 kV D/c line at Karur PS.

ATL’s execution of the project will help evacuate renewable energy from the Karur-Tiruppur region and the estimated capex will be more than Rs 200 Cr. Anil Sardana, MD & CEO, Adani Transmission Ltd, said, “This new project will be ATL’s first-ever ISTS project in Tamil Nadu, which will allow us to contribute significantly to the development of the national transmission infrastructure for evacuation of renewable energy. We are accelerating our pan-India presence through the competitive bidding process and setting industry benchmarks in sustainable best practices.”

The project will allow the company to contribute towards the Government of India’s quest to achieve Power For All by 2022.

Additionally, ATL has also won the Khavda-Bhuj Transmission Ltd. project, expected to help evacuate about 3 GW of RE from Gujarat, through the TBCB process. Also incorporated by PFC Ltd, the Khavda-Bhuj Transmission Ltd primarily consists of the following elements: approximately 220 ckt km of transmission; line connecting Khavda pooling station with Bhuj pooling station 4,500 MVA,;and a 765 kV Gas Insulated Substation at Khavda. The company seeks to help the Indian government achieve its ‘Power for All by 2022’ initiative.

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