Up to date: Sep 25, 2020 11:56 IST
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 25 (ANI): Hitachi ABB Power Grids India together with consortium companion Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has efficiently energised the primary stage of 6,000 megawatt plus 800 kilovolt ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link connecting Raigarh in central India to Pugalur in Tamil Nadu.
When accomplished, the 1,800 km two-way transmission line could have the capability to fulfill the electrical energy wants of over eight crore individuals.
Hitachi ABB mentioned the hyperlink will help India on the journey in direction of growing quantities of renewable energy by bringing massive quantities of renewable power to the excessive consumption centres. When wind energy is low, it is going to assist electrical energy demand within the south and when it’s in extra, transmit clear power to the north.
That can be one of many key initiatives of the federal government to increase renewable energy capacity to 450 gigawatts within the nation’s electrical energy combine, and is aligned with the UN Sustainable Growth Purpose of inexpensive and clear power.
“With the completion of the primary section of the 6,000 MW + 800 kV UHVDC venture, braving difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going to allow clear and dependable energy for thousands and thousands of individuals within the nation,” mentioned N Venu, Managing Director, Hitachi ABB Power Grids India.
Occupying one-third of the house of a conventional AC transmission, HVDC transmission hyperlinks assist to preserve land. Within the present case, that quantities to a saving of 244 sq km — about one-third the world of Bengaluru.
The mega venture will even function applied sciences chosen to minimise the footprint of transmission stations.
Hitachi ABB Energy Grids launched the HVDC expertise over 30 years in the past with the Vindhyachal venture in 1989. Raigarh-Pugalur is the corporate’s sixth HVDC venture in India and the second UHVDC set up, following the multi-terminal North-East Agra