New electricity transmission lines require Rs 2.7 lakh crore by FY22


New electricity transmission lines require Rs 2.7 lakh crore by FY22

About Rs 2.7 lakh crore would be required till FY22 to build the additional electricity transmission system in the country, the National Electricity Plan (NEP) on transmission published by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) said.

The money would be spent on the 1.1 lakh circuit kilometres of transmission lines and 3.8 lakh mega volt amp of sub-stations required to support new generation capacities and make the infrastructure more flexible to accommodate the evolving trends in power consumption.

The forecast was based on estimated generation capacities of about 480.4 GW and annual peak load demand of 225.7 GW by FY22-end. Read More

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