Sterlite Power doubles power transmission capacity in Lucknow to ensure uninterrupted power supply, in record time
- Sterlite Power’s solution boosts capacity of transmission lines and relieves network congestion
- Project executed in record time
- 102 CKM of uprating five transmission lines in just 78 Shutdown days in Lucknow
Lucknow, 20 July 2019: Sterlite Power has achieved yet another significant milestone with the successful uprate and commissioning of five, 132 kv lines in the heart of Lucknow, the capital of the most populus state in India, Uttar Pradesh.
The project was completed in record time, doubling the transmission capacity of these five existing lines without any major change to existing infrastructure. These lines, which normally carry a 80-85 MW load, will now be able to carry a load of over 160 MW after the uprate.
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power, said, “ Our solutions of upgrade and uprate of transmission lines solve key constraints around Time, Space and Capital. These solutions have the potential to solve transmission congestion challenges in all States including Uttar Pradesh, towards ensuring 24/7 reliable power”
All urban transmission lines running through Lucknow were feeding substations of important areas. These lines were over 40 years old and passed through densely populated settlements. With growing population and development, ground clearances were not enough to match transmission requirements. With exponential growth in demand for power, transmission congestion challenges also manifested in excess load, leading to frequent power outages.
These lines supply power to areas like, Martinpurwa, Gomti Nagar, TRT, Sarojini Nagar and Sonie, which house Government offices, the Governor’s Residence , Chief Minister’s residence, Secretariat Nirman Bhavan, Indra Bhavan, Raj Bhavan, Vidhan Sabha Marg, Rajaji Puram, Alambaug, RDSO, Bangla Bazar, Ambedkar University, Mohanlalganj & Hospital SG-PGI etc.
With this Uprate, the transmission network capacity in these areas has been doubled and will impact the lives of nearly 20 lakh people residing in these areas.
Speaking about the early completion of the project, Arun Sharma, COO, MSI, Sterlite Power, said, “ We are thankful to the senior management and operations teams of UPPTCL for providing timely support with shutdowns, removing bottlenecks and enabling the early commissioning of the project”.
About Sterlite Power
Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 12,816 circuit kms and 22,044 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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