Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC Venture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 320 kV 2000 MW Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC venture by means of 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 response to the federal government. In line with R.Okay. Singh, Energy Minister, the allocation for Kerala from the central sector is 2,266 MW however its peak drawl from the Nationwide 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 yr 2022.
In line with an announcement shared by the federal government, the venture will allow the switch of two,000 MW of extra energy to Kerala. Out of this, Kerala will be capable of 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 happening.
The transmission line is a voltage supply converter-based excessive voltage direct present system (HDVC), essentially the most fashionable system on the planet and likewise, the primary of its form in India. The system allows protected and sooner transmission with decreased losses and likewise allows transmission by means of cables.
Out of the 165 kms of transmission strains, about 27 km is by underground cables. The expertise will facilitate good grid, present higher flexibility in reactive energy administration, and also will allow the mixing of renewable power assets.