GE’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract by ReNew Power Private Limited to build two 400 kV substations in the state of Karnataka, India – a 400/220 kV air-insulated substation in Koppal, and a 400 kV gas-insulated substation in Narendra
The contract also includes the supply of two 125 MVAR 400 kV reactors for each substation. The contract is part of the Narendra-Koppal transmission scheme. The scheme in turn is part of the planned interstate-based evacuation infrastructure that will create 66.5 GW of renewable energy zones in India. The Narendra-Koppal project, involving the evacuation of 2.5 GW from wind energy zones in Karnataka, is part of the first of three phases of the overall project.GE is expected to complete its work in three phases—two in December 2022 and one in August 2023. This is Grid Solutions business’s third substation project with ReNew Power.