Delhi, 15th October 2018: Sterlite Power proudly announces commissioning of one of the most challenging transmission projects globally, the Northern Region Strengthening Scheme 29 (NRSS 29). This key project, 414 kms long, will ensure reliable power access for the Valley by augmenting the State’s power transmission capacity by at least 33%. The line has been commissioned two months ahead of schedule to allow benefits to be reaped during this winter. The company deployed helicranes in the Pir Panjal range to overcome challenges of high altitude, snow and inaccessible terrains. Proper planning has been done to ensure the line can sustain the elements during harsh winters in the Valley.
Pratik Agarwal, Group CEO, Sterlite Power, said, “This project is a real manifestation of living our core purpose ‘empowering humanity by addressing the toughest challenges of energy delivery’. We have surmounted numerous challenges to finish this project ahead of schedule and feel very proud of the social impact it’ll have in the Valley. We are among handful of global transmission developers, with projects worth Rs 268 bn across India and Brazil, solving toughest challenges of energy delivery.”
Additionally, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO- Global Infrastructure, Sterlite Power, said “It is a matter of great pride to complete a challenging project like NRSS 29 ahead of schedule. The evacuation of 1,000 MW shall play a vital role in addressing the power deficit in the region, especially during winter months. ”
About Sterlite Power
Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 12,500 circuit kms and 20,500 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The Company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE.
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