New Delhi: With the aim to bring power to 80 million people, a ground-breaking ceremony for its first green energy corridor project with an ultra high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) link over 1,800km was conducted by India today.
In partnership with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) the project by the state-run Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) is being executed by ABB Group. A statement issued by the ABB said that this link is a key element of integrating renewable energy with the main grid. It will integrate thermal and wind energy for transmission of power to high consumption centres located thousands of kilometres away, supporting electricity demands in the south and transmitting clean energy to the north, when there is excess wind power.
The cost of this mega project is over Rs 4,350 crore. The main aim of the Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) system is to connect Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.The statement said that the project is a great example of the Make in India initiative where design, engineering, manufacturing of major components and project execution is done locally.
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