Sterlite Power, an Indian power transmission company, has successfully secured a project to establish critical infrastructure facilitating the transmission of 8 GW of renewable power generation capacity in the state of Rajasthan.
The initiative, known as the REZ Ph-IV (Part-1-Bikaner Complex): Part-B Transmission project, will involve the construction of a 6,000-MVA, 765/400-kV substation at Neemrana and two 400-kV transmission lines spanning approximately 250 km (155.3 miles). These transmission lines will establish connections between the town of Neemrana, an existing substation in Kotputli, and an established Loop-in Loop-Out (LILO) corridor, according to Sterlite Power's announcement over the weekend.
Implemented on a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis over a period of 35 years, the project was secured by Sterlite Power through a tariff-based bidding round. This development marks the creation of Sterlite Power's third green energy corridor in Rajasthan, reinforcing the company's commitment to bolstering the region's renewable energy infrastructure.
Pratik Agarwal, the Managing Director of Sterlite Power, expressed satisfaction at winning this pivotal project, emphasizing its significance in enabling the seamless flow of around 8,000 MW of renewable energy from the resource-rich Bikaner to key load centers in Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
The 8 GW green energy transmission project tender was initiated in April by PFC Consulting Ltd, a subsidiary of the Indian government-owned Power Finance Corporation Limited.