Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC Challenge: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 320 kV 2000 MW Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC undertaking by way of video convention on Friday, February 19, and additionally devoted a 50 MW Kasaragod solar energy undertaking to the nation. The price of the undertaking is Rs.5,070 crores, in response to the federal government. In keeping with R.Ok. 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 keeping with an announcement shared by the federal government, the undertaking will allow the switch of two,000 MW of further energy to Kerala. Out of this, Kerala will have the ability to 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), probably the most fashionable system on this planet and likewise, the primary of its sort in India. The system permits secure and quicker transmission with decreased losses and likewise permits transmission by way of cables.
Out of the 165 kms of transmission strains, about 27 km is by underground cables. The know-how will facilitate good grid, present better flexibility in reactive energy administration, and also will allow the combination of renewable power assets.