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December 27, 2021

Adani Transmission secures two renewable energy projects in India

The company expects the projects to contribute towards the government’s aim of attaining ‘Power For All’ by 2022.

By Archana Rani

Adani Transmission (ATL) has received contracts for two projects, worth a combined $186.2m (Rs14bn), designed to offer connectivity to crucial renewable energy projects in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India.

The power transmission company received a contract for a 400kV Karur Transmission Project, with a capex of $26.6m (Rs2bn), in Tamil Nadu.

Under the contact, Adani Transmission will establish 2x500MVA, 400/230kV Karur Pooling Station, which will be located between Karur Wind Energy Zone and Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone.

ATL expects the project to help evacuate renewable power from the Karur-Tiruppur region.

Adani Transmission managing director and CEO Anil Sardana said: “This new project will be ATL’s first-ever ISTS project in Tamil Nadu, which will allow us to contribute significantly to the development of the national transmission infrastructure for evacuation of renewable energy.”

Furthermore, ATL has been awarded a contract for the Khavda-Bhuj project, which forms part of the country’s largest renewable evacuation system.

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This contract will see ATL build around 220 circuit km of transmission line which will connect Khavda pooling station with Bhuj pooling station, as well as a 4,500MVA, 765kV gas insulated substation at Khavda.

The Khavda Bhuj project, with a capex of $159.6m  (Rs12bn), is expected to help evacuate about 3GW of clean power from Khavda, which is expected to be one of the largest hubs for Renewable Energy with 30,000MW installed capacity.

Sardana said: “We are pleased to be associated with the maiden evacuation system associated with one of the largest hubs of renewable energy being established at Khavda, Gujarat.

“This project will be the first to be implemented among the slew of transmission projects planned by Government of India for evacuation of renewable energy from the region. ATL is already the leader in building power transmission infrastructure in the private sector and this project will further strengthen our presence in Gujarat.”

ATL will build, own, operate and maintain the two projects for a 35-year period.

The firm said that the two contracts mark a step ahead in reaching its target of setting up 20,000 ckt km of transmission lines by 2022.

The work will also allow the company to contribute towards the government’s aim of attaining ‘Power For All’ by 2022.

Separately, fuel retailer Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop 10GW of renewable capacity by 2040.

This will see the two firms jointly pursuing opportunities in renewable energy space including solar, electric mobility, wind, hydrogen and waste-to-energy segments, according to

The two firms initially plan to install 1GW of renewable energy portfolio by 2025.

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