Central government mulls awarding 25 transmission contracts to Powergrid

The central government is considering awarding 25 small and mid-sized power transmission contracts aggregating Rs 12 billion to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. According to the National Committee on Transmission set up by the government, the execution of these projects should be done through the regulated tariff mode. Reportedly, these contracts entail upgradation projects. Further, the committee has proposed transmission projects worth of Rs 5.1 billion for wind power plants in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Of the total, around Rs 3.93 billion worth projects will be set up at the Bhuj and Tuticorin pooling stations. To address the continuous high voltage issue in the southern regional grid, capacity augmentation worth Rs 1.35 billion is suggested at the Kozhikode substation.