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Adani Completes 897 Circuit Km Power Transmission Line In UP, One Of India’s Longest


New Delhi: Adani Transmission Limited (ATL) on Monday said it had completed the construction of one of the India’s longest intra-state transmission lines of 897 circuit km. This was achieved in Uttar Pradesh by Ghatampur Transmission Ltd (GTL), a subsidiary of ATL. 

In a statement, Adani Transmission Limited said the transmission line would connect Ghatampur thermal power station in Kanpur district to Hapur substation in western Uttar Pradesh.

The transmission line comprises four 765KV and 400KV bay extensions at Agra, Greater Noida and Hapur. “This project has been developed under PPP mode on a build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) basis. This will provide transmission services to long-term transmission customers (LTTC) with 35 years of runway ahead,” the company said.

Anil Sardana, MD & CEO, Adani Transmission, said in the statement that the completion of this “large project amid the Covid pandemic is a significant achievement”.

“Adani Transmission is constantly evolving into a significant player in Indian grid networks. Completion of this large project even during the Covid pandemic is a significant achievement. This proves ATL’s commitment to nation building and to becoming a world class leader in creating long-term sustainable value for our stakeholders. This project will improve reliability, operational efficiency and the robustness of UP’s power system network, especially benefitting the areas of Kanpur, Agra, Greater Noida and Hapur. This will also strengthen the resolve towards ’24×7 Power for all’, the joint initiative of the Central and State Govts,” Anil Sardana said.

The project was approved by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) during their 36th Standing Committee meeting on power system planning in India’s northern region. The project will improve the social conditions and welfare of people of the region. 

The project will evacuate power from 3x660MW Ghatampur TPS owned by the Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited — a joint venture between Neyveli Lignite Corporation and Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam — and will also strengthen UP’s transmission network.

“It consists of 765KV S/C Ghatampur-Hapur transmission line of 411 km, which is one of the longest HVAC transmission lines in the country. It will connect the Ghatampur TPS (Central UP) to 765/400KV Hapur Substation (Western UP),” the statement said.

The transmission line passes through severe right of way (ROW) challenged urban areas and also through highly undulated ravine topography. One of the biggest challenges surpassed by GTL was the uncertainty caused by the COVID pandemic which made deployment of the workforce difficult, the statement said.

Once operational, the Ghatampur thermal generation power plant of UP and Neyveli Lignite Corporation is expected to generate 14,000 million units (MU) of energy each year. 

Adani Transmission will play a key role in evacuation of electricity from this thermal power plant through five DISCOMs operational in UP to several parts of the state.


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