The new 765 kilovolt (kV) and 400 kV substations near Akola, Koradi and Tiroda in the western Indian state of Maharashtra will transmit power from generation hubs to major centers where power is most needed, and also strengthen the regional transmission network.
“This order supports the development of 765 kV power infrastructure in India, enhancing transmission capacity and efficiency to help meet the growing demand for power,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “These substations will also strengthen grid reliability and improve power stability in the region.”
ABB is responsible for the design, engineering, supply and commissioning of the 765 kV and 400 kV air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations. The switchyards will also be equipped with IEC 61850 compliant automation, control and protection solutions, which enable the development and integration of intelligent power networks. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2012.
Substations are key installations in the power grid that transform voltage levels and facilitate the safe and efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. They include equipment that protects and controls the flow of electrical power, enhancing grid reliability.