ABB wins INR 4350 crore mega deal for long distance power transmission link in India.

New link across over 1800 km will be capable of bringing electricity to more than 80 million people ABB has teamed up with India’s national electricit...

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New link across over 1800 km will be capable of bringing electricity to more than 80 million people

ABB has teamed up with India’s national electricity grid operator Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) in a mega project worth over INR 4350 crore for ABB to deliver a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80 million people. The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) system will connect Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The 1,830 kilometer (km) link will be among the longest in the world.  With a capacity of 6,000 megawatts – the equivalent of more than six large power plants – it will be enough to meet the electricity needs of over 80 million people in India.

 

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