The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has awarded a ₹1.62 billion (~$22.87 million) contract to GE T&D India Ltd. to extend 765 kV air-insulated substation (AIS) and set up a new 400 kV/220 kV gas-insulated substation (GIS) at Bhuj, Gujarat. The project will be delivered on a turnkey basis.
The contract also entails the extension of the existing 400 kV GIS at Tirunelveli substation. The project is part of the green corridor transmission system and will help evacuate around 2,500 MW of wind power generated in Gujarat.
A green energy power transmission corridor is being set up to evacuate the power generated by a large number of wind farms and solar projects in western India. Read More