Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the state-owned electric utilities company, has approved transmission projects worth Rs. 4,071 crore. The projects are aimed at strengthening the power transmission infrastructure in the country and ensuring uninterrupted power supply to consumers.
The projects include the establishment of a transmission system for the evacuation of power from 8.1 GW of solar energy zones in Rajasthan, as well as the augmentation of the transmission system in the southern region of India. The projects also include the extension of the 765 kV transmission line from Warora to Hyderabad and the strengthening of the transmission system in the western region of the country.
The approval of the transmission projects is expected to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources into the national grid and ensure the smooth transmission of power across the country. The projects are also expected to create job opportunities in the construction and maintenance of the transmission infrastructure.
PGCIL is responsible for the transmission of around 50% of the total power generated in India. The company has been actively involved in the development of the power transmission infrastructure in the country and has undertaken several initiatives to strengthen the transmission network.
The approval of the transmission projects is in line with the government’s vision of achieving a 450 GW renewable energy capacity by 2030. The projects are expected to contribute to the growth of the renewable energy sector in the country and support the government’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the power sector.
The approval of the transmission projects is also expected to improve the reliability and stability of the power transmission system in the country, which will help to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers.