Built at a high altitude of over 11,500 feet, state-owned Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd announced on Thursday that it has successfully completed and charged the 220 kVS/c Leh – Khalsti Line section of 220 KV S/c Alusteng (Srinagar) – Leh Transmission line, along with 220/66 kV GIS sub-stations at Leh and Khalsti on 31st Oct’17.
This is the first time in the country that any 220kV voltage level substation is built at such a high altitude of over 11500 ft. Foundation of this project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Aug.’14.
This strategically important project will help in extending the grid connectivity to difficult geographical areas of Leh– LadhakhRegion in Jammu & Kashmir.
Commissioning of these elements will facilitate delivery of power from the Nimmo Bazgo (3x15MW) Hydro-electric power stations in Leh/Ladhakh Region, with reliability.
A statement from Powergrid said the balance sections of this project, namely Khalsti-Kargil-Drass-Al