According to reports, power and automation technology group ABB has commissioned three 765 kV sub-stations for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). The sub-stations are located in Wardha, Maharashtra, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh and Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, according to a press statement.
From the current inter-regional power flow capacity of 27,950 MW, the company aims to take the capacity up to 80,000 MW through four main regional transmission grids, the statement said. Sub-stations 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.
“ABB has partnered with PGCIL to play an important role in establishing the 765 kV network in India and are presently executing several more 765 kV sub-station projects,” Mr N. Venu, head of the Power Systems division for ABB in India, said.