Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India on Monday announced commissioning of a 1,800 km long 6GW ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link from Raigarh to Pugalur.
The 800 kilovolt (kV) transmission link has the capacity to meet the electricity needs of more than 80 million people. It stretches from Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
“Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India…has successfully commissioned one of India’s longest UHVDC transmission links for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL),” a company statement said.
Reliable power can now be transmitted in either direction depending on demand, with exceptionally low power losses and minimal environmental footprint, it stated.
The link supports the government’s mission and the UN Sustainable Development Goal of increasing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.