Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has developed, manufactured and energized a 1,200 kV ultra-high-voltage power transformer to support India’s plans to build a 1,200 kV transmission system, supplementing the existing 400 kV and 800 kV transmission grids.

World-record voltage level transformer energized in India

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has developed, manufactured and energized a 1,200 kV ultra-high-voltage power transformer to support India’s plans to build a 1,200 kV transmission system, supplementing the existing 400 kV and 800 kV transmission grids.

The transformer was manufactured and tested at ABB’s Vadodara facility in India.

The 1,200 kV transformer is the highest alternating current voltage level in the world and is installed at the national test station at Bina, Madhya Pradesh in Central India, as part of a collaborative initiative by the country’s central transmission utility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).

Source: ABB
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