Sterlite Doubles Transmission Capacity to Ensure Uninterrupted Power Supply in Lucknow

Sterlite Power has announced the successful uprate and commissioning of five, 132 kV lines in Lucknow.

Sterlite Lucknow

Sterlite Power has announced the successful uprate and commissioning of five, 132 kV lines in the heart of Lucknow, the capital of the most populous state in India, Uttar Pradesh

The project was completed in record time, doubling the transmission capacity of these five existing lines without any major change to existing infrastructure. These lines, which normally carry an 80-85 MW load, will now be able to carry a load of over 160 MW after the uprate.

Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power, said, “ Our solutions of upgrade and uprate of transmission lines solve key constraints around Time, Space and Capital. These solutions have the potential to solve transmission congestion challenges in all States including Uttar Pradesh towards ensuring 24/7 reliable power.”

All urban transmission lines running through Lucknow were feeding substations of important areas. These lines were over 40 years old and passed through densely populated settlements. With a growing population and development, ground clearances were not enough to match transmission requirements. With the exponential growth in demand for power, transmission congestion challenges also manifested in excess load, leading to frequent power outages.

These lines supply power to areas like, Martinpurwa, Gomti Nagar, TRT, Sarojini Nagar and Sonie, which house Government offices, the Governor’s Residence , Chief Minister’s residence, Secretariat Nirman Bhavan, Indra Bhavan, Raj Bhavan, Vidhan Sabha Mar, Rajaji Puram, Alambaug, RDSO, Bangla Bazar, Ambedkar University, Mohanlalganj & Hospital SG-PGI etc.

With this Uprate, the transmission network capacity in these areas has been doubled and will impact the lives of nearly 20 lakh people residing in these areas.

Speaking about the early completion of the project, Arun Sharma, COO, MSI, Sterlite Power, said, “We are thankful to the senior management and operations teams of UPPTCL for providing timely support with shutdowns, removing bottlenecks, enabling the early commissioning of the project.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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