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Power Grid commissions Mundra UMPP line

EM NEWS BUREAU ,  Saturday, October 08, 2011, 11:55 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 3Power Grid Corporation of India has commissioned the transmission systems for two units of the upcoming Mundra ultra mega power project in Gujarat. The 4,000-mw coastal Mundra project with five supercritical units of 800-mw each is being developed by Tata Power. The first unit is scheduled to commission by December this year.

A statement by PGCIL observed that the line is now ready to evacuate power from two units in normal conditions and more than 1,200 mw in the "contingency form" effective September 30, 2011.

The system commissioned consists of the 400kV Mundra- Bachau-Ranchodpura double circuit line along with the 630MVA Bachau 400/220kV substation. About 770 ckm transmission line has been commissioned in challenging conditions like passing through tough terrains in creek area of Arabian Sea, excessive water logging due to heavy rains, etc, the PGCIL statement noted.
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