Powergrid has annnounced it has commissioned the 765 kV Wardha – Nizamabad D/C line along with the 765 / 400 kV Nizamabad GIS Substation, well ahead of scheduled completion time of May 2018.
V Sekhar, ED, SR-I, in a statement informed that this system will facilitate import of power from Western Region mainly Chattisgarh for which Long Term Access has been granted to Telangana.
As per the desire of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, the project was fast tracked and completed in a record time. Power Grid lauded the support rendered by the State and various districts administration to complete this project.
During this Financial year only Power Grid commissioned another major inter-regional link in the corridor of 765kV Angul – Srikakulam – Vemagiri D/C line facilitating the import of Eastern Region power into Southern Region in January 2017.
With the commissioning of the above two links, an inter-regional power transfer capacity of 9000 MW is made available to the entire Southern Region. Apart from the above, a 400 / 220 kV Substation to evacuate power from Solar Park at N.P.Kunta was commissioned in a record period of 7 months from handing over of land in this year. This has greatly boosted the renewable energy integration into the grid.
In the coming year 2017-2018 Powergrid through its Subsidiary PSITSL, is implementing the Transmission System Beyond Vemagiri which enables power transfer to the new Capital region of Andhra Pradesh and further connection to Kadapa and Tumkur.
The works of 800 kV Raigarh – Pugulur HVDC Project will also be under implementation and the completion of which will enable further inter – regional power transfer capacity of 6000 MW for the Southern Region.