MTCIL Signs 15 Year Agreement For IRU Fiber Lease in Maharashtra

The first route spans 50 Kms from Kalwa to Padgha. The deal will result in near 100% network uptime from Kalwa (Mumbai) to Padgha link.

MTCIL Agreement For IRU Fiber Lease in Maharashtra

Sterlite Power’s Convergence business which manages the fiber network of Maharashtra Transmission Communication Infrastructure Link (MTCIL), a joint venture between Sterlite Technologies Ltd and MSETCL (Maharashtra State Energy Transmission Company Ltd) has given Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) to a public sector entity for 15 years.

The Kalwa to Padgha network is one of the busiest networks in the state of Maharashtra and plays a critical role in providing 100% uptime for the public sector entity. The company will provide dark fiber on Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) on 400 KV EHV transmission lines.

Sterlite Power’s Convergence business partners with national and state utilities for either a greenfield buildout of their OPGW network or a brownfield lease out of existing OPGW network. These OPGW fiber optic cables provide insulation to the towers and carry telecommunication data.

Pratik Agarwal, Group CEO, Sterlite Power, said, “Sterlite Power’s Convergence business is a leading provider of connectivity solutions for power and telecom companies in India. The business aims to create a reliable data network by leveraging existing utility fiber infrastructure, either its own or through its partners’ assets. We appreciate the opportunity to work on this critical line and help in delivering a robust network for end users.”

In January, Sterlite Power was awarded a power augmentation project across seven districts of West Bengal. These seven districts include Purba Medinipur, Murshidabad, Burdwan, Kolkata, North 24 Paragnas, South 24 Paragnas, and Hoogly.

The project is aimed at providing reliable power to an industrial hub in the southern part of West Bengal. Further, the power capacity of these lines would be doubled post commissioning of the project.

More recently, the company launched an initiative to promote greener eco-system while constructing power transmission projects. The company launched a tree translocation project by which bigger and mature living trees will be translocated to an alternate habitat within 500 meters. The project will effectively reduce approximately 40% of the felling of trees.

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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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