PGCIL board accords investment approval for transmission projects

The board of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has accorded approval for three transmission projects.

The first includes investment approval for transmission network expansion in Gujarat to increase available transfer capability (ATC) from inter-state transmission system (ISTS): Part B at an estimated cost of Rs 45.46 billion scheduled to be commissioned by June 2023. The second is investment approval for transmission network expansion in Gujarat to increase ATC from ISTS: Part C at an estimated cost of Rs 1.86 billion scheduled to be commissioned matching with establishment of 400/220kV Prantij substation and 400kV Sankhari- Prantij D/c line by Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO), which is expected by March 2025. The third is investment approval for Western Region Expansion Scheme XXVI at an estimated cost of Rs 1.28 billion scheduled to be commissioned matching with downstream 220kV lines being implemented by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL), which is expected by June 2024. In addition to these, PGCIL’s board has given approval for incorporation of a joint venture (JV) company between PGCIL and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) with equity participation of 50:50 by both JV partners for implementation of Indian portion of New Butwal – Gorakhpur 400 kV double circuit (quad moose) cross border transmission line.

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