Hitachi ABB Power Grids energises first stage of Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kV UHVDC transmission link

Hitachi ABB Power Grids India along with consortium partner Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), has successfully energised the first stage of the 6,000 MW +/-800 kV ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link connecting Raigarh in central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

When completed, the approximately 1,800 km long two-way transmission line will have the capacity to meet the electricity needs of over 80 million people in India. This link will assist India on the journey towards increasing amounts of renewable power, by bringing large amounts of renewable energy to the high consumption centers. When wind strength is low, it will support electricity demand in the South, and when it is in excess, transmit clean energy to the North.



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