ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore project

ABB wins Rs 4,350 crore project

 ABB, a key technology provider in electrification products, on Tuesday said it has teamed up with Power Grid Corporation of India for a transmission link project worth over Rs 4,350 crore to supply electricity to over 80 million people.

The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) UltraHigh-Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) system will connect Raigarh in central India to Pugalur in Tamil Nadu, the company said in a statement.

It said the 1,830 km link will be among the longest in the world, with a capacity of 6,000 megawatts — the equivalent of more than six large power plants — which will be enough to meet the electricity needs of over 80 million people.

Stating that the two-way link will integrate thermal and wind energy for transmission of power to high consumption centres located thousands of kilometres away, ABB said it will support electricity demands in the south, when wind strength is low, and transmitting clean energy to the North, when there is excess wind power.

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