May 11, 2012 – ABB recently commissioned three 765kV substations for Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd-located in Wardha, Seoni and Bilaspur in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The projects form part of PGCIL’s plans for building a strong national grid by 2012. From the current inter-regional power flow capacity of 27,950 MW, the utility aims to take the capacity up to 80,000 mw through four main regional transmission grids.
An extensive 800 kV extra high voltage network will form the backbone of this network. ABB executed the project on a turnkey basis with end-to-end power equipment supply and project management. The overall project scope comprised the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, erection and commissioning of the 765 kV and 400 kV switchyards, including civil works.
The three substations will enable more power to reach consumers, help meet increasing electricity demand and support the growing economy of the region. They will also strengthen the transmission and distribution network and improve efficiency and reliability of power supply.
Substations are key installations in the power grid that transform voltage levels and facilitate safe and efficient transmission and distribution of electricity.