CEA committee discusses alternative corridor for securing Mumbai’s power supply post major grid disturbance

A committee headed by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has discussed the possibility of developing an alternate HVDC transmission corridor to evacuate 1,000 MW of power from Kudus in Palghar district to Aarey Colony in North Mumbai.

The committee is assessing the recent grid disturbance and blackout which occurred in Mumbai last week, after the tripping of the Kalwa─Talegaon, Kalwa─Padgha and Kharghar lines. This proposed HVDC transmission line will reduce the city’s power dependencies on the Kalwa state load dispatch centre, and help meet the ever-increasing power demand in the city by substantially reducing the transmission constraints. The committee has also deliberated on the short, medium and long term solutions to further strengthen the grid operations and avoid similar disturbances and also availability of more power in the city.

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