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Sterlite Power project to supply over 1,200 MW electricity to Ranchi and Purulia

New Delhi - January 13, 2017

Sterlite Power, India’s leading private developer of independent power transmission systems, has set another benchmark by commissioning the Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project. The project consists of two 400-kV Double Circuit lines with a total length of 273 Km including the 112-km long Purulia-Ranchi and 161-Km long Kharagpur-Chaibasa lines. Sterlite Power will operate and maintain the project, traversing through the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal, for 35 years.

With the commissioning of its fifth project, Sterlite Power is now managing a portfolio of 4,063 circuit Km of operational transmission lines and two substations spread across 11 states.

Sterlite Power bagged the Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project through a Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding under the Build, Own, Operate and Maintain model. The line will contribute to the growing generation capacity in eastern India and strengthen the interconnection between state grids and regional grids to facilitate the exchange of additional power. Both the transmission lines under the project have been planned under the System Strengthening Scheme for exchange of power between West Bengal grid and Inter-State Transmission System.

“The Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project is a new milestone in providing uninterrupted power supply to the energy-deficient villages in West Bengal and Jharkhand. Adverse working conditions did not deter our team from addressing the toughest challenges faced during project execution. Sterlite Power is committed to achieving the nation’s ambitious goal to ensure quality power to all,” said Sterlite Power COO Ved Mani Tiwari.

The Purulia-Ranchi line connects Purulia Pumped Storage Power Project (PSPP) in West Bengal and the 765/400-kV sub-station of Power Grid Corporation in Jharkhand. The KharagpurChaibasa line that connects sub-stations of Power Grid and West Bengal utility in Chaibasa and Kharagpur respectively was commissioned in mid-2016.

About Sterlite Power

Sterlite Power Transmission Limited (Sterlite Power) is India’s leading solution provider of energy delivery. Sterlite Power is driven by the core purpose of empowering humanity by addressing the toughest challenges of energy delivery. It is currently executing 10 transmission projects in 15 states spanning nearly 7,000 Circuit Km., with a capital commitment of ~$2 billion. The company has pioneered the deployment of global technologies in project development, even in the most difficult geographies, enabling it to complete projects ahead of schedule. Known for introducing cutting-edge technologies in project execution, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for transmission system integration and manufactures conductors and cables. For details, visit: www.sterlitepower.com

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Mitul Thakkar, Sterlite Power
Phone: +91.11.49962200 / +918866004433
Email: power.communications@sterlite.com / mitul.thakkar@sterlite.com
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