CERC approves Powergrid’s transmission project in Gujarat

Powergrid Khavda II-C Transmission Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) announced that it got approval from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to evacuate power from 4.5 GW of renewable energy projects at Gujarat’s Khavda pooling station (phase-II, part C). The project will be set up on the basis of build, own, operate model. The commercial operation date of the project is scheduled to be in March, 2025. The transmission agreement will stay in effect for 25 years from the its signing date.

In January 2022, Powergrid issued an expression of interest to conduct a detailed survey and soil investigation along the transmission line route to evacuate power from the 880 MW Kaza solar project in Himachal Pradesh.

In October 2021, The Powergrid Khetri Transmission System Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of Powergrid, commissioned the transmission system associated with the Rajasthan solar energy zone, Part-C.  The project comprised a new 765 kV sub-station at Khetri (Rajasthan), which connects Jhatikara (Delhi) and Sikar (Rajasthan) through 765 kV and 400 kV double circuit transmission lines, respectively.