Grid Solutions (GE) to Help ReNew Power to Develop Renewable Energy Zones in India

Highlights :

  • Grid Solutions will to build two 400 kV substations in Karnataka and supply two 125 MVAR 400 kV reactors for sub-station.
  • The project is a part of the plan to create 66.5 GW ‘renewable energy zones’ in India.

Grid Solutions business of the US-based General Electric (GE) has said that the company has entered into a multi-million dollar contract with Renew Power Pvt Ltd – one of the leading renewable energy players in India – to build two 400 kV substations in Karnataka.

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The work will be a part of the plan to create 66.5 GW ‘renewable energy zones’ in India. The substations whose work has been awarded to Grid Solutions will have a 400/220 kV air-insulated substation in Koppal and a 400 kV gas-insulated substation in Narendra. The official statement says that the company will also supply two 125 MVAR 400 kV reactors for each in Koppal and Narendra sub-stations under the contract.

Grid Solutions looks to complete the work in three phases. Two phases will be completed in December this year and one phase in August next year. All products are being produced in India. The statement reads that this will be the third substation project of Grid Solutions with ReNew Power.

Pitamber Shivnani, Regional Leader for Grid Solutions in South Asia, said, “We are delighted by ReNew Power’s continued confidence in our innovative technology, as well as engineering and service capabilities. We look forward to helping accelerate the energy transition in India by helping to evacuate more renewable energy from the southwestern part of the country with these sub-stations.”

Ajay Bhardwaj, President, New Business of ReNew Power, said, “We are delighted to partner with GE Grid Solutions for bringing power efficiently and reliably for our customers through their state-of-the art grid technology.”

Bhardwaj also added that ReNew Power is committed to deliver clean and smart energy alternatives that will reduce India’s dependence on fossil fuels and also meet the heightening energy demand in a sustainable way. He said this will reduce the carbon footprint of the country.

The present Grid Solutions contract forms a part of the Narendra-Koppal transmission scheme which itself is an integral part of the planned interstate-based evacuation infrastructure. The infrastructure will create 66.5 GW of renewable energy zones in the country. The Narendra-Koppal transmission project incorporates power evacuation of 2.5 GW from Wind Energy Zones in Karnataka.

Grid Solutions has a global footprint with more than 12,000 employees and provides equipment, systems and services to power utilities and industries for electricity transmission starting from power generators to power consumers.

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