Sterlite Power’s Mumbai Urja Marg Transmission (MUML) has completed the construction of a 400 kV transmission line in Gujarat’s regions of Banaskantha, Kansari, and Vadavi. The transmission line is part of a larger western region strengthening program that includes 318 circuit kilometres (ckm) of lines and 1,000 MVA of transformation capacity deployed in three parts. The high voltage transmission line will be responsible for transferring approximately 1,000 MW of renewable energy from the pooling station in Bhuj, Gujarat to the national grid.
Part-A involves the installation of 35 km of transmission lines in Gujarat with the goal of managing the distribution of renewable energy in the state to a larger consumer base. Part-B will include the construction of a 1,000 MVA substation in Vapi, as well as 51 ckm transmission lines. Part-C entails laying 179 km of power lines to strengthen and decongest Mumbai’s evacuation system.
In June 2020, Sterlite Power acquired MUML as a special purpose vehicle to carry out the large interstate transmission system project. Power Finance Corporation provided the debt for Rs 20.7 billion to fund the project.