Yet Another Milestone, Power Grid Corporation Successfully Completes Champ-Kurukshetra HVDC System

Yet Another Milestone, Power Grid Corporation Successfully Completes Champ-Kurukshetra HVDC System

Team EnergyInfraPost 

With the trial operation  of Pole – II of +800kV HVDC Champa-kurukshetra Transmission System, Bipole of Champa-Kurukshetra (Phase-I) has been sucessfully completed and shall be put up for commercial operation.
The 3000MV Capacity of Champ-Kurukshetra Bipolar HDVC System is available for evacuation of power from Energy Resource Region of Chattisgarh region (Chamoa, Raigarh and Raipur) to Northern Region (Haryana, Punjab, UP, Rajasthan and adjoining areas.)
The above system is part of ‘800kV, 6000 MW WR-NR HVDC Interconnector Transmission System for IPP Project in Chhattisgar.’ The Champa- Kurukshetra HVDC system is First Bipolar System in India without any Earth Electrode Station.
The line route length of Champa -Kurukshertra HDVC System is around 1300  with the earth pole conductors and return conductor. The total cost of Champa -Kurukshertra Bipole 1 is around Rs 7500crore.
This transmission system is further being updated to 6000MW capacity with addition of 2nd HDVC Bipole (CK-2) of 3000MW, +800  KV HDVC Terminals under ”Transmission System Strengthening in WR-NR Transmission corridor for IPP Projects in Chattisgarh”at an additional cost of about Rs 5300 crore which is expected to be completed by December 2018.
The above transmission system has been designed using State – of – the – Art HDVC Technology and shall facilatate in meeting controlled power flow requirement, flexibility of operaton as well as maintaining system parameters within limits throughs it controal mechanism.
The link augments the  inter- regional capacity of Northern Region with Western Region, therby faciliatating economic dispatch of power and exchange of surplus power between Northern Region and Western Region, depending on the availability of generation and load demand in each region.

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