• Powergrid Corporation commissions Rs 6,300 crore transmission project in Chhattisgarh

    India’s largest and state-owned electricity transmission company Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) today said it has started the commercial operation of its 800 Kilovolt HVDC Champa-Kurukshetra Pole I project.

    The power line is part of 800 kV, 3,000 Megawatt western-northern region HVDC interconnector transmission system for independent power projects in Chhattisgarh.

    The 2,576 circuit km Champa-Kurukshetra line has been set up at a cost of Rs 6,300 crore.

    “This project will enable transfer of power from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) generation projects coming up in Raigarh, generation complex in Chhattisgarh to demand centres of Northern region such as Harayna, Punjab, UP, Rajasthan and adjoining areas,” Power Grid said in a release. Nail Yakupov Authentic Jersey

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