Alstom T&D to fortify Odisha power grid
tate power utility Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd has awarded contracts worth ₹ 140.30 crore to Alstom T& D India to supply a 400/ 220kV air- insulated substation ( AIS) as well as a gas- insulated substation ( GIS) in the eastern state. A release by Alstom T& D India noted that these substations form part of the major drive initiated by OPTCL to improve the transmission network of the state.
The AIS will be installed at Lapanga in Odisha’s northern district of Sambalpur. Alstom will manage the related civil, mechanical and electrical works to construct twelve 400kV bays and two 220kV bays along with the necessary electrical equipment. All equipment will be engineered and manufactured in Alstom’s world class facilities in India.
Alstom will also deliver a GIS consisting of five 220kV bays, nine 132kV bays, substation automation and control system as well as associated civil works. The substation will be installed at Chandaka, less than 15 km from Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneshwar. This substation will feed the existing 132 kV load centre substations
Sand as a result, strengthen the power supply backbone of this capital city.
Substations: In an independent development, Alstom T&D India announced the successful commissioning of several substations during the quarter ending September 30, 2015. These included a 110kV AIS substation for Indian Cane Power Ltd, a 132kV Bordubi substation for Assam Electricity Generation Company and a 765/ 400kV interconnecting transformer at the 765kV Bareilly substation for Power Grid Corporation of India.
Overview of an Alstom T&D air-insulated substation.