POWERGRID has commissioned the 765 kV Wardha – Nizamabad D/C line along with the 765/400 kV Nizamabad GIS Substation well ahead of scheduled completion time of May, 2018. This system will facilitate import of power from Western Region mainly Chhattisgarh for which long-term access has been granted to Telangana. As per the desire of Chief Minister of Telangana, the project was fast-tracked and completed in a record time and fulfilled the commitment given to the state. POWERGRID wishes to place on record the excellent support rendered by the state and various districts administration to complete this project.
During this financial year, POWERGRID completed another major inter-regional link by commissioning the corridor of 765kV Angul – Srikakulam – Vemagiri D/C line facilitating the import of Eastern Region power into Southern Region in Jan 2017. With the commissioning of the above two links, an inter-regional power transfer capacity of 9000 MW is made available to the entire Southern Region. Apart from the above, a 400 / 220 kV Substation to evacuate power from Solar Park at N P Kunta was commissioned in a record period of seven months from handing over of land in this year. This has greatly boosted the renewable energy integration into the grid.