GE wins orders of HV power transformers and reactors from India’s largest transmission utility
New Delhi, India: GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has recently been awarded multiple orders to supply 765 kV transformers and reactors in India.
The contracts have been awarded by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), India’s largest state-owned transmission company. As part of the order, GE will provide 13 units of 765 kV transformers and 32 numbers of 765 kV reactors.
GE’s transformers and reactors will be installed in the new substations that will be set up in the Indian state of Rajasthan by PGCIL, to evacuate 8.1 gigawatts (GW) of power from the state’s solar energy zones under Phase-II of the Transmission System for evacuation of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan project. This includes the evacuation of energy from four solar energy zones within Rajasthan for onward dispersal of power to various beneficiaries – 1.05 gigawatts (GW) from Bhadla, 2.2 gigawatts (GW) from Fatehgarh, 1.9 gigawatts (GW) from Ramgarh and 2.95 gigawatts (GW) from Bikaner.
Rajasthan is emerging as a leader in renewable energy generation among the Indian states. India’s government has set a target for establishing 175 gigawatts (GW) renewable capacity by 2022, which includes 100 gigawatts (GW) from solar and 60 gigawatts (GW) from wind. This includes the solar generation potential of about 20 gigawatts (GW) in Rajasthan.
Source: GE Press