Alipurduar HVDC Substation - New, India
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Alipurduar HVDC Substation – New, India

By Carmen 08 Oct 2021

Alipurduar HVDC Substation – New is a 400/220kV substation located in Alipurduar, West Bengal, India. The construction works on Alipurduar HVDC Substation – New began in 2015. The project was commissioned in 2017.


The Alipurduar HVDC Substation – New project is a new 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 630MVA.

Alipurduar HVDC Substation – New has received approval from West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission to undertake the works on 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.


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