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PGCIL to set up 1200 kV test station at Bina in Madhya Pradesh

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PGCILPower Grid Corporation of India Ltd is establishing a 1200-kV National Test Station at Bina in Madhya Pradesh. A statement from equipment manufacturers' association IEEMA said that "It is a unique collaborative effort where leading manufacturers have joined hands with Power Grid for indigenously developing the technology for transmitting power at 1200 kV."

It said that a total of 35 electrical equipment manufacturers in the ultra high voltage segment, including 25 IEEMA members, have actively collaborated with PGCIL for design and development of the required 1200 KV equipment indigenously.

Equipment successfully developed under the venture includes transformers, circuit breakers and insulators, transmission line towers and conductors.

The statement further added that "IEEMA has been actively coordinating with PGCIL in the implementation of the indigenous development of electrical equipment required for setting up of 1200 kV Test Station at Bina."

State run power transmission firm Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd has called for fresh offers from shortlisted bidders BHEL-ABB and Siemens for its INR 7,000 crore HVDC (high voltage direct current) sub stations' project.

While the entire transmission project consisting of HVDC sub stations and 800 Kv transmission line from Biswanath Chariali in Assam to Agra in north India is worth about INR 12,000 crore, the sub station portion is estimated at INR 7,000 crore.


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