The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has permitted Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of Adani Group, to construct transmission lines for a 300 MW wind project in Gujarat. The CEA has granted a 25-year approval for the project.
The company will develop a 220 kV single current line and connected bays at the generation end in Narayanpur village, Kutch, Bhuj. It will also develop a 220 kV single current line and its connected line bays at both ends in Vayat village, Kutch, Bhuj.
The overhead transmission lines will pass through several villages including Nakhatrana, Abdasa, Mandvi, and Bhuj in the Kutch district.
The CEA said that the company has to seek the consent of the authorities, such as local bodies, Railways, National Highways, and State Highways, before developing these transmission lines.
Last month, The Central Electricity Authority also accorded approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in Rajasthan.
The lack of transmission infrastructure to support new renewable energy capacity addition has been a concern for solar and wind generators in the country, especially over the last few years, in light of the surge in renewable energy projects.