Frequent changes in state laws, delay in clearances, authorization under Section 164 of the Electricity Act, and delay in allotment of land for the Bhopal Substation were major challenges during the planning phase for the project. Whereas, force majeure events and a change in applicable tax rates served as challenges during the execution phase of the project.
Our team looked to overcome the delays that were caused during the planning phase using technology in the execution phase. To bring the project back on track and commission it ahead of schedule, we utilized heli-stringing, where helicopters helped connect the conductors between transmission towers. By doing this, crops in the region were left untouched, the soil was not damaged, and the project execution could be accelerated substantially.
The BDTCL project ensures that Bhopal substation receives reliable EHV power delivery of 2,000 MW in Madhya Pradesh. The 400 D/C kV Line can facilitate transfer of nearly 1,000 MW of power to Dhule as well, allowing for the power needs in the industrial city to be met.
BDTCL was fully commissioned in June 2015. BDTCL was awarded a Silver Shield for the year 2013-2014 in the category of ‘Early Completion of Transmission Projects’ by the Ministry of Power for its Dhule sub-station.