A consortium of Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd has been awarded an order from Power Grid Corporation of India, to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system. The total size of the order won by the consortium is $520 million, of which the share of Siemens Limited is approximately Rs 1,682 crore.
The first step of a two-phased project designed to address the growing power needs of IndiaÂ’s northern region is now energised. GE Energy Connections has announced that it has successfully transmitted 1,500 MW of power for Phase-1 of the Champa Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) project.
One has to look back a few years for proper perspective. Once power generation was de-licensed after The Electricity Act 2003, there was a boom in the sector. People started coming into power generation in a big way, both coal-based and coastal.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has cleared the 55 km line from Bherhamara to Indias Baharampur at an estimated Tk 14.05 billion. Besides this, she also gave her permission for the project for erection of line from Indias Tripura to Comilla
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will extend a loan of $750 million for the national power transmission improvement project of Power Grid Corporation of India. The loan will finance the project for bulk transmission of 3,000 MW of electricity from independent power producers in Chhattisgarh to areas in the north, including Delhi.
The new Chairman and Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation of India follows good examples before him and therefore, as he steps into his predecessor SK Chaturvediâ€™s shoes, he also enters the new challÂenge of rural transmission and new and replacement technology such as high voltage (HV) cabling and smart grids.
The 2nd Power Today conference, held in New Delhi on 21 January, was based on the theme 'Fuel to Power the Next Decade' and discussed where the fuel would come from, even as speaker after speaker expressed the belief that this decade would be a defining one for the power sector.