South­ern grid ca­pac­ity to tre­ble by 2020

Project Monitor - - FRONT PAGE - VENU­GOPAL PIL­LAI ower Grid Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia has tar­geted to tre­ble the trans­fer ca­pac­ity of the south­ern grid from the cur­rent 6,000 mw to 18,000 mw by 2020. with a view to sub­stan­tially re­duc­ing con­ges­tion in that grid. It may be re­called that in Jan

In­ter­act­ing with the me­dia dur­ing the com­pany’s re­cent press con­fer­ence in Mum­bai, I.S. Jha, Chair­man & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, PGCIL, ex­plained that even if there is so-called con­ges­tion in the south­ern grid, it is not be­cause of ab­sence of power trans­mis­sion lines, per se. Ev­ery power plant has as­so­ci­ated evac­u­a­tion in­fra­struc­ture but now the role of power trans­mis­sion lines has tran­scended from merely “trans­mit­ting power” to fa­cil­i­tat­ing the pur­chase of cheap power. “Con­ges­tion has come about be­cause di­rec­tion has changed,” was how Jha put it. Ex­plain­ing this point fur­ther, he noted that ear­lier power


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