President dedicates transmission system built by Powergrid for 8.9 GW of solar power in Rajasthan


GURUGRAM, Jan 4: Hon’ble President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu virtually dedicated transmission system built for evacuation of 8.9 GW of solar power in Bhadla, Fateh-garh and Bikaner regions of Rajasthan at a function held at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur on 3rd January, 2023. The transmission system has been built by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna company of Ministry of Power, Government of India. Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan, Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajas-than, Ashok Gehlot, senior officials of Govern-ment of Rajasthan, Central Government and POWERGRID were also present during the occasion.
Energy transition in the country is happening at an accelerated pace through large scale grid integration of Renewable Energy. By the year 2030, more than 500 GW of non-fossil fuel-based ge-neration capacity is envisaged. Government of India has planned various inter-state transmission scheme for renewable energy integration. Under Phase-I, 8.9 GW of solar power was envisaged from Rajasthan and POWERGRID has developed inter-state transmission system for evacuation of power from various complexes such as Bhadla-3.55 GW, Fatehg-arh-3.5 GW and Bikaner-1.85 GW. 3 sub-stations at Fatehgarh, Bhadla & Khetri, 1872 circuit kms of EHV transmission lines and 12,500 MVA transformation ca-pacity have be-en added to the Inter State Transmission System.
The solar complexes in the region have now been connected to the National Grid. The total cost of the project is Rs. 4,928 Crore. After completion of the project, renewable energy from solar complexes of Rajas-than is easily accessible to millions of consumers across the country.
The total transmission assets of POWERGRID and its subsidiaries as on Dec 31, 2022 include 1,73,791 circuit km of transmission lines, 270 substations & transformation capacity of 4,93,042 MVA. With the use of state-of-the-art maintenance techniques, automation & digitisation, POWERGRID has maintained transmission system availability more than 99%.

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