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August 31, 2021updated 17 Sep 2021 11:55am

Purnea Substation, India

By Carmen

Purnea Substation is a 400/220kV substation located in Purnea, Bihar, India. The construction works on Purnea Substation began in 2019. The project was commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Purnea Substation project is an upgrade substation being operated by Power Grid Corporation of India.

The designed voltage level of the project is 400/220kV, while the operating voltage level is 400/220kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 220kV. The substation capacity is 20MVA.

Purnea Substation has received approval from Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission to undertake the works on the project. Approximately $1.38m was financed by the authorities for the construction works of the project.

About Power Grid Corporation of India

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (Powergrid) a government owned Maharatna company, is an electricity transmission utility. It transmits and distributes electricity. The company owns and operates a network of transmission lines and carries out power transmission projects. Powergrid offers operations and maintenance services for transmission systems, consultancy services, smart grid and telecom services. It employs optical ground wire on power transmission lines to operate overhead optic fibre network and incorporates multifarious topology and environment technology to plan, coordinate and deploy transmission networks in India. The company serves customers in South Asia and Oceania.

Methodology

All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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