• Power Transfer Capacity of the existing infrastructure doubled
• Project completed ahead of schedule despite technical and ROW challenges
• Timely delivery of project facilitates major relief to over 5 lakh in the region
Ranchi (Jharkhand), 03/08/18: Sterlite Power successfully upgraded capacity on Jharkhand’s 132kv Hatia-Kamdara (61.6 km) transmission line and delivered the project 5 months ahead of the scheduled completion date. The transmission lines were upgraded as the Kamdara substation was choking under excess load, leading to massive outages in nearby rural areas.
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Power – Solutions Business, said, “Continuous outages in Karra, Kamdara and Gumla have been a longstanding issue in this area. Finding an effective solution was of paramount importance. This line will help the State of Jharkhand provide reliable access to power in the region and further its roll out of the center’s Saubhagya scheme.”
He further added, “Sterlite Power is India’s leading integrated power transmission developer and solutions provider. The Solutions Business has provided bespoke solutions in 10 States to solve complex problems for power utilities. We specialize in upgrade & uprate of existing infrastructure in the shortest possible time.”
The Kamdara substation receives its power through the single circuit Hatia – Kamdara line and transmits power onwards to Gumla and Railway load. A newly electrified railway track running from Ranchi to Rourkela also drew power from the same substation, leading to a massive increase in load. Consequently, peak time power surges would cause power outages in prime tribal areas of Jharkhand, like Karra, Kamdara & Gumla. There was an urgent need to upgrade power transfer capacity along this line so that the power transmission requirements of these areas could be met. The solution used to address this issue was a combination of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) along with High Performance Conductors (HPC) to make the power system robust.
The Solutions arm of Sterlite has uprated more than 2500 cKM of transmission lines in the country across 25 corridors. Its solutions mitigate grid congestion by augmenting power transfer capacity, improving line efficiency and enhancing system reliability and security with minimum disturbance to environment and public.
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.