Sterlite Power commissions a critical 400kV transmission line in Gujarat four months ahead of schedule

Sterlite Power’s Mumbai Urja Marg Transmission Limited (MUML) has commissioned 400kV Banaskantha, Kansari and Vadavi Transmission line in Gujarat.

The high voltage transmission line will help in the evacuation of around 1,000 MW of renewable power from the pooling station at Bhuj in northern Gujarat to the national grid. In addition to that, the transmission line, which has been commissioned four months ahead of schedule, will significantly augment the available power transmission capacity of the state; taking it from 9,300 MW to 11,200 MW. This critical transmission line, part of the larger Western Region Strengthening Scheme-XIX (WRSS-XIX) and North-Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme-IX (NERSS-IX), will also decongest the regional network by reducing the burden on existing transmission lines comprising 400kV D/C Banaskantha-Veloda, 400kV S/C Bhinmal-Zerda (Kansari) and 400kV S/C Kankroli-Zerda (Kansari).