Power Grid begins trial run of transmission system in Chhattisgarh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018

Power Grid Corporation has initiated trial operations of the 1500-MW High Voltage Direct Current Champa-Kurukshetra transmission system in Chhattisgarh.

A company statement said the system is a part of the 800kV, 3000 MWWR-NR HVDC Interconnector Transmission System for Independent Power Producer Projects in Chhattisgarh. With commercial operation of Pole-I, HVDC Terminal at Champa (in Western Region) and Kurukshetra (in Northern Region) along with 2576 circuit km Champa-Kurukshetra HVDC Transmission line have been commissioned, at a total cost of about ₹6,300 crore.

The transmission system shall facilitate in meeting controlled power flow requirement, flexibility of operation as well as maintaining system parameters within limits through its control mechanism. The link augments the inter-regional capacity of Northern Region with Western Region, thereby facilitating economic dispatch of power and exchange of surplus power between Northern Region and Western Region, depending on the availability of generation and load demand in each region.

Further, Pole-II of 1500 MW capacity, is also expected to be commissioned by June 2017. This project will enable transfer of power from IPP generation projects coming up in Raigarh, Champa, and Raipur generation complex in Chhattisgarh to demand centres of North.

Published on March 24, 2017

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