Sterlite Power Commissions 765KV Khandwa Substation in MP

Few days after commissioning of Rs 1,027 crore Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project (GPTL), Sterlite Power has now commissioned 765kV Khandwa substation in Madhya Pradesh (MP).

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This Khandwa substation is part of the company’s Khargone Transmission Limited (KTL) project, which will play an important role in stepping down the high voltage 1,320 MW power from Khargone Power Plant to further distribute it downstream to 50 million households across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

In 2015, the company had won Rs 1,370 crore Khargone transmission project from NTPC through the tariff-based competitive bidding process and is executing it under the Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) model.

Further, it has so far commissioned five out of six elements in the project i.e. 765kV substation at Khandwa, 765 kV DC Khandwa-Indore transmission line, 400 kV DC Khandwa–Khargone transmission line, 400 kV Line in line out (LILO) and Dhule bay extension.

Now, with these elements charged, the project is already generating 55.55 percent revenue in tariffs, the company said in a statement.

Recently, the company has commissioned Rs 1,027 crore Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project (GPTL), which is expected to enhance the power capacity of Gurugram and Palwal areas in Haryana by ~2000 MW.

This GPTL project is part of the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) project which will meet the peak energy requirements of Haryana. It is also likely to reach over 12,000 MW in FY 20-21 from 9,000 MW in 2014-15.

Significantly, this project has implemented one-of-its-kind innovation with India’s first vertical GIS substations being built at Prithla, Kadarpur and Sohna.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.