Bhopal Dhule Transmission Project
765 kV Lines (1,000 CKm) and Two Substations (1500 MVAx2)
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Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Limited (BDTCL) was incorporated on September 8, 2009. BDTCL entered into a transmission service agreement dated December 7, 2010 and a transmission services agreement dated November 12, 2013 with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (the “BDTCL TSA”). The BDTCL project was awarded to SGL1 by the Ministry of Power on January 31, 2011 for a 35-year period from the scheduled commercial operation date of the BDTCL Project, on a BOOM basis.

BDTCL facilitates the transfer of electricity from coal-fired power generation sources from the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh to power load centers in India’s western and northern regions. As our largest power transmission power transmission project, BDTCL operates six EHV overhead transmission lines of 944 ckms comprising four 765 kV single circuit lines of 891 ckms and two 400 kV dual circuit lines of 53 ckms. The single circuit lines comprise a 260 ckms line from Jabalpur to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, a 176 ckms line from Bhopal to Indore in Madhya Pradesh, a 192 ckms line from Aurangabad to Dhule in Maharashtra and a 263 ckms line from Dhule (Maharashtra) to Vadodara (Gujarat). The double circuit lines consist of a 36 ckms line within Dhule and a 17 ckms line within Bhopal. In addition, the project includes two 3,000 MVA sub-stations, one each in Bhopal and Dhule.

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. Details of BDTCL’s transmission lines and sub-stations are set forth as follows:

Project Details

Transmission LineLocationsRoute Length (ckms)SpecificationsCommission DateContribution to total tariff
Jabalpur—BhopalMadhya Pradesh260765 kV D/CJune 9, 201522%
Bhopal—IndoreMadhya Pradesh176765 kV S/CNovember 19, 201412%
Bhopal—Bhopal (MPPTCL)Madhya Pradesh17400 kV D/CAugust 12, 20142%
Aurangabad—Dhule (IPTC)Maharashtra192765 kV S/CDecember 5, 201410%
Dhule (IPTC)—VadodaraMaharashtra, Gujarat263765 kV S/CJune 13, 201516%
Dhule (IPTC)—Dhule (MSETCL)Maharashtra36400 kV D/CDecember 6, 20144%
Bhopal Sub-stationMadhya Pradesh-2 x 1,500 MVA 765/400 kVSeptember 30, 201417%
Dhule Sub-stationMaharashtra-2 x 1,500 MVA 765/400 kVDecember 6, 201417%

Key Milestones

  • In June 2015, the Ministry of Power awarded a Silver Shield and Certificate to Sterlite Power for early commissioning of its 765 kV Dhule Substation
  • Sterlite Power is the first private sector company to be awarded for the 765 kV sub- station category
  • Sterlite Power is first Indian player to introduce helicopter stringing to expedite project execution
  • Bhopal Sub-station enables EHV power delivery of ~2,000 MW in Madhya Pradesh and Bhopal 400 D/C kV Line can facilitate transfer of nealry 1,000 MW of power
  • In March 2011, Sterlite Power acquired special purpose vehicle Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Limited from bid process coordinator
  • In January 2011, Sterlite Power emerged as a successful bidder and was awarded Bhopal Dhule Transmission Project

For any investor query or complains, contact: 

Mr. Ankit Poddar
Company Secretary
Ph. 011 499 622 00

Contact details of debenture trustees

Name: Ankur Singhvi
Designation: Senior Manager
Address: Ground Floor, Axis House,
Wadia International Centre,
Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound,
Pandurang Budhkar Marg,
Worli, Mumbai – 400025.
Phone No.: +91-22-62260084;
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BDTCL FY16 Financals

BDTCL FY16 Board Report

BDTCL Credit Rating – India Ratings – May 2017

BDTCL Information Memorandum – May 2017