GE T&D India Commissions Champa-Kurukshetra UHVDC Transmission Line
GE T&D India Limited has announced for successfully commissions of new milestone in its Champa-Kurukshetra ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) project by successfully energizing the third of four poles planned for the project. This adds an additional 1,500 MW of capacity to the 1,287-km link, which is now transmitting 4,500 MW.
The Champa project is the use of an overhead line with dedicated metallic return, which uses a neutral conductor as a part of the DC circuit. GE is the first company in the world to demonstrate this technology with this project and is therefore providing additional value to the customer by eliminating the typical technical and environmental issues associated with the traditional electrode solution
This transmission line is a crucial component of the Indian government’s electricity-for-all initiative and will help provide reliable electricity for millions of people living in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and surrounding areas