Sterlite Power has achieved yet another significant milestone with the successful uprate and commissioning of five, 132 KV lines in the heart of Lucknow.
The project was completed in record time, doubling the transmission capacity of these five existing lines without any major change to existing infrastructure. These lines, which normally carry 80-85 MW load, will now be able to carry a load of over 160 MW after the uprate. Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power, said, “Our solutions of upgrade and uprate of transmission lines solve key constraints around time, space and capital. These solutions have the potential to solve transmission congestion challenges in all states including Uttar Pradesh towards ensuring 24/7 reliable power.” All urban transmission lines running through Lucknow were feeding substations of important areas. These lines were over 40 years old and passed through densely populated settlements. With growing population and development, ground clearances were not enough to match transmission requirements. With exponential growth in demand for power, transmission congestion challenges also manifested in excess load, leading to frequent power outages.