Date: January 16th 2017
ABB Group India announced on January 10 that it has awarded a $ 640 million contract to build an 1830-kilometer transmission system from the Indian power grid company. The system will bring electricity to more than 80 million people in India.
"The Rajal-Pugalor 800-kilovolt ultra-high-voltage DC system will connect Reicall in central India to Pohangur in southern Tamil Nadu," ABB said.
"The 1830-kilometer transmission interconnection is one of the longest lines in the world with a capacity of 6,000 megawatts, or six large power stations, enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 80 million people in India," ABB said.
"Two-way transmission lines will integrate thermal power and wind power, transfer power to far-flung high-powered centers, support wind power requirements in the south and wind power to the north when wind power is abundant," ABB added.