Sterlite Power, a power transmission and infrastructure developer, has announced the commissioning of NRSS 29, two months ahead of schedule. The Northern Region Strengthening Scheme 29 (NRSS 29), according to the developer – was one of the most challenging transmission projects globally.
NRSS 29 was conceived as means to provide reliable power access to the Jammu & Kashmir valley. The Rs 3,000 crore project spans 414 km and augment’s the State’s power transmission capacity by at least 33%.
The company was keen to complete the project before winter as the State suffers several outages during this period of time. The outages, as well as the poor existing infrastructure affects more than 20 million locals, group CEO Pratik Agarwal said.
Mani Tiwari, CEO- Global Infrastructure, Sterlite Power, said “It is a matter of great pride to complete a challenging project like NRSS 29 ahead of schedule. The evacuation of 1,000 MW shall play a vital role in addressing the power deficit in the region, especially during winter months. ”
Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 12,500 circuit kms and 20,500 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The Company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE.