Sterlite Power Commissions Rs 1,027 Cr worth of Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project

Adding another feather in its cap, Sterlite Power, one of the leading global developers in power transmission space, has commissioned the Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project (GPTL) worth Rs 1,027 crore.

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This project is expected to enhance the power capacity of the Gurugram and Palwal areas in the state of Haryana by ~2000 MW.

Further, the Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project (GPTL), part of the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) project, will meet the peak energy requirements of Haryana, which is 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.

Also, this project will evacuate ~2,000 MW to Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd (HVPNL) ensuring access to reliable power for over 3 million households in the state.

Speaking on this significant milestone achieved, Pratik Agarwal, Managing Director of Sterlite Power, said that “we are proud to have completed the GPTL project which will help bring 24×7 power to Gurugram area. This project will not only benefit the people of Haryana by providing reliable power supply but will also bring cleaner air to NCR by reducing the use of diesel-fired generator sets.”

The company claimed that with over 10,000 high capacity diesel generation (DG) sets installed in Gurugram, the project will play a pivotal role in minimizing their usage and subsequent reduction in pollution levels brought on by combustion of diesel.

Besides, this ISTS project is consist of, four 400kV double circuit transmission lines with an aggregate length of 143 km, 3 Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) at Prithla, Kadarpur and Sohna Road, 2 bay extensions at Dhanonda and a LILO connecting the 400kVDC Gurgaon-Manesar transmission line.

Sterlite Power had won this project through the tariff-based competitive bidding process and executed it under the build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) model.

These 400/220kV GIS substations are multi-storied substations with a rooftop 220kV open switchyard.

A conventional GIS substation of similar capacity generally requires 12 acres of land, but this innovative solution is built only on 3.8 acres resulting in 75 percent reduction in land size.

Apart from the vertical substations, Multi Circuit Monopole towers have been built to optimize the space challenges related to the project.

Apart from saving land, all these innovations have resulted in offsetting over 18,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year, against a conventional layout for a similar GIS substation.

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Manu Tayal

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