Transmission System for Rajasthan Solar Energy zone commissioned

Transmission System for Rajasthan Solar Energy zone commissioned Transmission Gets Stronger Push with Approval of Green Power Transmission Line in Bundelkhand

POWERGRID Khetri Transmission System Ltd. (PKTSL), a fully owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has commissioned the Transmission System associated with Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Part-C on 4th October 2021. This is one of the largest Inter State Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) projects established in the state of Rajasthan.

The Transmission Project involves a new 765 kV Sub-station at Khetri (Rajasthan) and connects the capital of the country at Jhatikara (Delhi) through a 765 kV Double Circuit Transmission line and also connects Sikar (Rajasthan) through a 400 kV Double Circuit Transmission line.

The commissioning of PKTSL system will facilitate transfer of Renewable Power from Rajasthan to various parts of the country. It will benefit industries, households and businesses, boosting the economic development of Rajasthan and the country in totality. It will augment the transmission infrastructure to evacuate renewable energy thereby reducing dependency on fossil fuels, in line with Government of India’s vision of achieving 450 GW renewable energy target by 2030.

Charging of this important transmission project will enhance ease of living as well as provide GatiShakti to infrastructure development activities, through supply of quality & reliable green power across the country.

POWERGRID presently has 263 Sub-stations and more than 172,000 ckm and 447,000 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, POWERGRID has been able to maintain average transmission system availability >99%.

Rajasthan, which has emerged as a key solar destination in the past three years, recently overtook Karnataka in terms of total installed solar capacity, after crossing he 8 GW milestone. The state, with its high irradiance and arid land offers much easier availability of land, besides the proximity to NCR that is demand zone too.  In terms of projects in the pipeline too, Rajasthan has a strong solar pipeline of over 5 GW of projects on date.

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