Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC Project: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 320 kV 2000 MW Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC venture by video convention on Friday, February 19, and additionally devoted a 50 MW Kasaragod solar energy venture to the nation. The price of the venture is Rs.5,070 crores, in accordance with the federal government. According to R.Okay. Singh, Power Minister, the allocation for Kerala from the central sector is 2,266 MW however its peak drawl from the National Grid has already touched 3,100 MW, the utmost switch capability to Kerala. The minister added that as the demand will increase, it’s anticipated to the touch 5,000 MW by the 12 months 2022.
According to an announcement shared by the federal government, the venture will allow the switch of two,000 MW of further energy to Kerala. Out of this, Kerala will be capable to make the most of 1,000 MW proper now and draw the remaining 1,000 MW after strengthening the system for which the work is occurring.
The transmission line is a voltage supply converter-based excessive voltage direct present system (HDVC), essentially the most fashionable system on this planet and likewise, the primary of its type in India. The system allows secure and sooner transmission with diminished losses and likewise allows transmission by cables.
Out of the 165 kms of transmission strains, about 27 km is by underground cables. The know-how will facilitate good grid, present better flexibility in reactive energy administration, and also will allow the mixing of renewable power sources.