With an aim to significantly reduce losses in the renewable energy (RE) space, Sterlite Power has developed an innovative solution called ‘low loss conductor’.
This new product is a combination of Aluminium conductor, and can reduce losses by up to 40 percent as compared to other conventional conductors.
This new innovative conductor is highly corrosion resistant, and has inherent strength and very high concentration of Aluminium in the define daimeter.
The company claimed that “it can reduce I²R losses in the transmission line by 40 percent compared to ACSR conductor and up to 30 percent compared to Al59 conductor.”
Moreover, the Bi-Aluminium conductor is environment friendly and helps in reducing carbon emissions. For example – a renewable energy farm with 50 ckm section of 33 kV line designed to carry 30 MW power with a load factor of 0.3.
The company claimed that the use of it’s newly designed Bi-Aluminium 381 sq mm conductor would reduce line losses by 40 percent compared to an equally sized ACSR Panther conductor. This translates to approximately 1,30,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 30 years. To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to taking approximately 1500 cars off the road.
Commenting on the reduction of losses, Manish Agarwal, CEO of Solutions Business at Sterlite Power, said “technical losses further erode the already wafer-thin margins of IPP producers. Arresting these losses will have a bottom-line impact. The low loss conductor will be hugely advantageous in this regard.”
Meanwhile, the company is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects more than 13,315 circuit kms and 23,885 MVA in India and Brazil. It is having industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW. The company is also offering solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. It has set new benchmarks in the industry by using cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing.