Powergrid Bags Transmission Projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan

Powergrid Bags Transmission Projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan

Powergrid has been declared the successful bidders to establish transmission systems for two projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Powergrid Gujarat Rajasthan Transmission

The Power Grid Corporation of India (Powergrid) has announced that it has been declared the successful bidder under the tariff-based competitive bidding to establish transmission systems for two projects in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The first Letter of Intent (LoI) has been received for establishing a transmission system for providing connectivity to RE Projects at Bhuj-11 (2000 MW) in Gujarat on a build, own operate and maintain (BOOM) basis. The Transmission system will comprise of 765/400kV Gas Insulated substation and 765kV transmission lines that traverse in the state of Gujarat.

The company will also develop transmission systems associated with LTA application from Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Part – C, on BOOM basis. The transmission system comprises a 765/400 kV substation and 765 kV and 400 kV transmission lines that traverse Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi.

The two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure have been signed for providing the facility to evacuate power generated from renewable energy projects.

To bolster energy and transmission efficiency in the country, the MNRE and PGCIL started the Green Energy Corridor program to evacuate renewable energy from power surplus states to power deficit states. To ease the implementation of transmission infrastructure, it has been proposed to bifurcate these requirements in two phases. A total of 20 GW solar & 9 GW wind projects has been planned in Phase-I (up to Dec’2020) and 30 GW solar & 7.5 GW wind has been planned for Phase-II (December ‘2021).

In March, PGCIL had come up with a detailed proposal for developing a transmission system for the evacuation of power from potential solar and wind energy zones in the western region.

The corporation agreed on the proposal during the first Western Region Standing Committee on Transmission (WRSCT) meeting. Subsequently, a petition was filed to CERC for grant of regulatory approval for execution of the above transmission system. The department has revealed the entire scheme for the proposed system along with its justification, estimated cost and its tariff impact, results of the system studies and study assumptions.

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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.