Sterlite Power, in a statement, said that it has successfully completed India’s first live-line project in Bengaluru. The company successfully undertook the reconductoring of a 66kV transmission line connecting to Bengaluru’s Electronic City under live-line conditions.
The project up-rated the existing line to double its power transfer capacity. High-performance conductor installed in the lines will provide better clearance from the ground and nearby buildings. Most Indian cities are witnessing rapid urban evolution which has spurred an exponential power demand. Added to this, ageing infrastructure, lack of space to set up green field transmission projects are some the challenges in providing 24×7 “Power for All”, the statement said.
Similar challenges were witnessed in Bengaluru as well. Hence, the state requires upgrade/uprate of its transmission assets to help in increasing the power transfer capacity in a short period of time, that too without shut down, Sterlite noted in the statement.
Commenting on the completion of the project Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power, said, “I am happy to announce yet another milestone achieved by Sterlite Power as we completed first live-line project in Bengaluru. Sterlite Power is driven by its core purpose of empowering humanity by addressing the toughest challenges of energy delivery. The solutions business has been pioneering innovative technologies which can be implemented during the execution of all our projects to ensure timely completion. We thank the officials of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd for their support in timely completion of this critical project.”
The Naganathapura receiving substation to Junction of Jail Road, which connects to Electronic City Sector II, Phase-II (Malgudi) in Bengaluru, passes through an extremely congested residential area and commercial buildings on both sides. Hence, it is significant that this reconductoring was undertaken in zero shutdown conditions, causing no disruption to power supply to the area and community.
(Featured photographs are actual project pictures, courtesy Sterlite Power)