Prime Minister to Dedicate Raichur-Sholapur 765 kV Single Circuit Line


14/08/2014 … Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation the Raichur-Sholapur 765 kilovolt (kV) transmission line of POWERGRID on the 16th August 2014 at Sholapur, Maharashtra.

The commissioning of one 765kV Raichur-Solapur transmission line by POWERGRID in December,2013 and synchronous interconnection of Southern Regional (SR) grid with the rest  of the grid was achieved, accomplishing the long cherished dream of ‘One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency’. The second 765kV Raichur – Solapur transmission line implemented through Private Sector Participation has been completed on 30th  June 2014 with active  guidance from POWERGRID.

With both the 765 kV transmission lines now in operation, the interconnection has helped achieving a pan-India synchronous grid of 249GW and one of the largest synchronous operating grids in the world.

Benefits of the Project

·        Establishment of reliable and resourceful infrastructure for import of power from the regional grids of Northern, Eastern, Western and North-eastern regions (NEW) Grid to Southern region during peak demand as well as export of surplus power from Southern region during off- peak demand.

·        Augmentation of inter-regional capacity of Southern region with rest of the grid, thereby overcoming the constraints being faced in  meeting the Southern Region’s maximum demand during summer season with the existing HVDC inter-regional links of Southern Region with Western & Eastern Regions.

·        Provide access to bigger market for the existing and envisaged renewable generation capacity addition in resource rich Southern Region.

·        Synchronous operation of the Southern Region with rest of the country for a robust and integrated power system, a boost for further economic growth.


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