- LOI received for Transmission System Project for evacuation of power from Pakaldul Hydro Electric Project (HEP)in Chenab Valley; estimated COD by April 2025
- Kishtwar substation will serve as pooling station for multiple HEPs planned in the region & critical for providing ISTS connectivity to these plantsto northern region of India
- 400kV GIS substation to be implemented in one of the toughest & hilly terrain of Kishtwar
New Delhi, 30thMarch 2022: Sterlite Power, a leading power transmission developer and solutions provider, received the Letter of Intent (LoI) from Power Finance Corporation Consulting Limited to build, own, operate and maintain acritical transmission project in Jammu &Kashmir (J&K) for a period of 35years. The project has been awarded to Sterlite Power through Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process (TBCB).
The project based inJammu & Kashmir comprisea 400/132kV GIS substation at Kishtwar and 400 KV LILO (Line in Line out) of approximately 10 route Kilometers of Kishenpur-Dulhastitrans mission line at Kishtwar substation.
Mr. Pratik Agarwal, Managing Director, Sterlite Power, said, “We are delighted to win the Kishtwar project that will play a significant role in extending access of reliable and clean power to people in Kashmir. This is the second mega project that Sterlite Power would be executing across the challenging terrains. We will leverage our expertise and prior experience to deliver this critical project in a timely manner.”
The transmission system will be used for evacuation of 1000MW of power from Pakaldul Hydro Electric Project to the Kishtwar substation. Theproject has a huge scope for future augmentation with voltage addition at 765Kvand 220Kvlevel along with ICTs and associated bays to connect to the national grid. Further, establishment of common pooling station at Kishtwar by LILO of one circuit of Kishenpur – Dulhasti 400Kv D/c (Quad) line will also provide connectivity to upcoming HEP project sat Kiru (624MW) and Kwar (540 MW) inthe region.This project will play a pivotal role in strengthening the economy and empowering the local community in addition to supplying reliable green power to North India including Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the second project by Sterlite Power in Jammu &Kashmir, after NRSS-29 that now delivers over 1,000 MW of electricity from Punjab to the Kashmir Valley. The project has strengthened the National Grid and augmented Jammu &Kashmir’s power transmission capacity by at least 33%. Since its commissioning, this 414 Km long key project, now plays a vital role in addressing the power deficit in the region, especially during winter months when it traditionally suffered blackouts.
About Sterlite Power:
Sterlite Power is a leading private sector power transmission infrastructure developer and solutions provider with projects covering approximately 13,700 circuit Kms of transmission lines across India and Brazil. The Company has a portfolio of high-performance power conductors, extra high voltage (EHV) cables and optical ground wires (OPGW). The Company provides bespoke solutions for the upgrade, uprate and fiberization of existing transmission infrastructure projects. It was the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sectorInvIT, listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. The Company was also recognised at The Economic Times Innovation Awards 2020 and is a recipient of awards from International Project Management Association (IPMA).
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