Sterlite Power has been awarded a power transmission augmentation project in West Bengal that will help provide reliable power to industrial hubs in the New Kolkata region.
The power augmentation project will span seven districts of West Bengal (Purba Medinipur, Mushidabad, Burdwan, Kolkata, North 24 Paragnas, South 24 Paragnas, Hoogly). The line extends on the 132kV D/C New Haldia – Haldia NIZ, 132kV D/C KTPS -Tamluk , 132kV D/C Gokarna – Kuli, 132kV Kasba – KLC – Salt Lake, 132kV D/C Kasba- Sonarpur, 132kV NTAA (New Town Action Area) III – Salt Lake GIS, 220kV New Chanditala – Rishra route.
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Power – Solutions Business, said, “Sterlite Power has a long association of working in West Bengal. We have been actively engaged in uprating of lines from PGCIL Malda to WBSETCL Malda; Gokarna to Behrampur and the Durgapur – Ukhra. Currently, there is a transmission capacity shortage of ~ 150 MW power in the New Kolkata region. The upgraded line will ensure reliable access to power in this part of the region.”
Rapid urbanization and longer commissioning time of greenfield transmission projects has resulted in more ‘upgrade’ and ‘uprate’ projects of existing lines. Sterlite Power’s Solution business addresses time and space issues through its innovative business model, a release from Sterlite Power said.
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