Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited (Sterlite Grid), a subsidiary of Pune based Sterlite Technologies Limited (BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH), completed commissioning of all eight elements of Bhopal Dhule Transmission project. The project implemented by the special purpose vehicle Bhopal Dhule Transmission Company Limited (BDTCL) involves six transmission lines of about 1,000 Circuit Kilometres and the two 2×1500 MVA substations at Dhule and Bhopal.
Sterlite Grid is the first private developer to commission 765 kV project in India under the ‘Build, Own, Operate and Maintain’ model. The project traversing through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat will attract annual tariff of close to Rs 250 crore. The fully commissioned project will contribute significantly to the cash flow of Sterlite Grid that will operate and maintain this project for 35 years. The project will benefit close to a million households in these states.
"Commissioning of BDTCL project is yet another milestone for Sterlite Grid as part of their endeavor to bridge transmission supply and bring uninterrupted electricity to all. It will not only enhance the grid reliability in Western Region but also provide markets to the power generation assets located in Odisha& Chhattisgarh." said Sterlite Grid Chairman, Pravin Agarwal.
With commissioning of 765 kV Single Circuit Jabalpur – Bhopal Transmission Line on June 5, all eight elements of BDTCL including two critical substations are commissioned. BDTCL project is part of the system strengthening scheme of the Western Region to facilitate the transfer of up to 5,000MW of electricity from the coal belt in the East, to the energy deficient regions of western and northern India. It involves 765 kV Single Circuit Lines; Vadodara-Dhule-Aurangabad and Indore-Bhopal-Jabalpur, two 400 kV Double Circuit transmission lines and two 765/400 kV substations at Bhopal and Dhule to strengthen the transmission system in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. BDTCL is considered as a critical part of national grid as it facilitates the evacuation of power from Odisha & Chhattisgarh to load centers. This network will also provide energy stability to Indore, Dewas and Aurangabad among the other industrial pocket of the route.
Incidentally on June 3, the Ministry of Power awarded silver shield and certificate to Sterlite Grid for early commissioning of its 765 kV Dhule Substation, which is part of BDTCL project. Sterlite Grid bagged this project in January 2011 in competitive bids invited by PFC in February 2010.
About Sterlite Grid
Pune headquartered Sterlite Technologies Limited (BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH), ventured into power transmission space through Sterlite Grid in 2010. In a short span, Delhi based Sterlite Grid has built strong portfolio of six projects spanning nearly 5000 Circuit Kms, entailing an investment in excess of Rs 8000 crore. Sterlite Grid’s portfolio consists of East-North Interconnection, Jabalpur Transmission, RAPP Transmission, Purulia & Kharagpur Transmission and NRSS XXIX Transmission projects.
About Sterlite Technologies
Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) develops & delivers products, solutions and infrastructure for telecom & power transmission networks, globally. STL is among the global leaders in all its business areas of Optical Fiber, Fiber Optic Cables, Power Conductors and HV / EHV Power Cables through its operations in India, China & Brazil. As the most integrated Optical Fiber Company in the world, STL is pioneering Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment in the country to enable high speed broadband connectivity. STL is developing several transmission infrastructure projects spanning over 5000 Circuit Kms, across India. Listed on Stock Exchanges BSE & NSE in Mumbai, India, Sterlite Technologies is a public company with broad shareholder base.
Mitul Thakkar, Head Communications, Sterlite Grid
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