Northern Region Strengthening Scheme (NRSS)-29 is the largest private sector transmission project awarded in the country till date. The project is critical for meeting the power requirements of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Today, the Kashmir Valley region, besides dealing with its socio-economic problems, suffers from blackouts during the harsh Winter months. Further, the state today produces only 800 MW of power and within three years will require almost 4,000 MW of power. Even though it has a huge hydropower potential, it must has to power from other states in the foreseeable future. The existing transmission corridor passes through the Pir Panjal region, which is prone to landslides, resulting in the snapping of transmission lines and towers. To mitigate these issues, an alternative route has been proposed through the NRSS to ensure that the corridor is not affected by landslides and has 100 per cent uptime. The project will deliver over 1,000 MW of electricity from Punjab to the Kashmir Valley by strengthening the National Grid.
To strengthen the transmission system in Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab, NRSS-XXIX Transmission Limited will commission three 400 kV Double Circuit transmission lines and one 400/220 kV GIS Substation. Post commissioning, the company would operate and maintain the line for a minimum tenure of 35 years.
|Samba – Amargarh||307 Km||400 kV D/C||Jammu & Kashmir||In Progress|
|Uri – Wagoora||1.5 Km||400 kV D/C||Jammu & Kashmir||In Progress|
|Jalandhar – Samba||133 Km||400 kV D/C||Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir||Operational|
|Amargarh Substation||7*105 MVA GIS Substation||Jammu & Kashmir||In Progress|