GE T&D India Limited has completed Pole 3 out of the four poles planned of the Champa-Kurukshetra ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) project. On completion, the 1,305 km link will have the capacity to transmit 6,000 MW of electricity at ±800 kV, making it one of the largest generation-to-consumption transmission systems in the world. The ±800 kV UHVDC transmission line is a crucial component of the government’s “Power for All” initiative, providing reliable electricity to 46 per cent of the population. A key feature of the Champa project is the use of an overhead “dedicated metallic return” line, which uses a neutral conductor as a part of the DC circuit. With this project, GE is the first company in the world to demonstrate this technology. By eliminating the technical and environmental issues associated with traditional electrode solution, it is providing additional value.