PGCIL to invest $358 M in transmission project

India: The state-run Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has approved $358 M (₹25.8 B) to develop a transmission system for solar energy zones in Rajasthan.

The transmission network work is scheduled to start in December 2020.

Earlier this month PGCIL won two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power generated from renewable projects. It emerged as the successful bidder under tariff-based competitive bidding to establish the transmission system and the letters of intent have also been issued.

PGCIL will set up the transmission system for providing connectivity to renewable energy projects at Bhuj-11 (2,000 MW) in Gujarat on a build, own, operate, and maintain basis. The transmission system comprises of 765 / 400 kV gas-insulated substation and 765 kV of transmission lines in the state.

The company will also develop transmission systems associated with LTA application from Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Part – C on a BOOM (Build Own Operate Maintain) basis. The transmission system comprises a 765 / 400 kV substation and 765 kV and 400 kV transmission lines that traverse Rajasthan, Haryana, and Delhi.

Source: Mercom