Powergrid Jabalpur Transmission Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, has successfully commissioned the Vindhyachal Pooling Station-Jabalpur Pooling Station 765kV double-circuit transmission line.
The project, secured through Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB), is part of the Transmission System Strengthening associated with Vindhyachal-V and has been established on a Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) basis.
The transmission system has been put under commercial operation with effect from January 1, 2019.
The 765kV D/C transmission line is one of the longest transmission lines comprising more that more than 750 ckm. The line traverses seven districts in Madhya Pradesh.
Despite severe right-of-way constraints and hindrance by miscreants during the construction, the transmission line was successfully commissioned with the meticulous coordination with all stakeholders including support from the administration, a statement by PGCIL said.
The project was reviewed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was followed up by regular monitoring by the Project Monitoring Group and the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Power.
The transmission system facilitates supply of power with reliability and security and more than 2,500 mw power flow has been recorded on commissioning of the transmission line. Beyond Jabalpur Pooling Station, dispersal of power is through existing/planned transmission network under Inter-State Transmission System, the statement noted.
According to information available with T&D India, the bid process coordinator (BPC) for the project was Rural Electrification Corporation. Major EPC contracts were placed by PGCIL on leading contractors like KEC International and Tata Projects.
Major impediments where encountered at four locations in Satna district where farmers in association with organized gangs created hindrance during project execution.