Hitachi ABB Power Grids commissions Raigarh-Pugalur UHVDC transmission link for Powergrid

Hitachi ABB Power Gridshas commissioned one of India’s longest ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid).

The 1,800 km long +/- 800 kV, 6,000 MW link connects Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The consortium of Hitachi ABB Power Grids and state-owned engineering and manufacturing firm BHEL won the order in 2016 from Powergrid. Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been responsible for delivering the UHVDC converter stations, including design, engineering, construction, installation, and commissioning, as well as major equipment, including 800 kV converter transformers, converter valves, high-voltage products and control and protection technology. The link supports Government of India’s mission and the seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of increasing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

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