Power flow commences at world’s highest voltage 1200 kV NTS at Bina
The world’s highest voltage 1200 kilovolt (kV) has seen the light of dawn in the history of power sector in India with the commencement of power flow at Power Grid’s national test station (NTS) developed indigenously at Bina in Madhya Pradesh. This landmark has been achieved with the help of Indian manufacturers under public-private-partnership (PPP) model with active support of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Ministry of Power. The test station consists of two 1200 kV bays with 1200 kV single circuit (S/C) and double circuit (D/C) test lines of a km each.
In a company related development, Powergrid has posted a net profit of Rs 6,027 crore over a turnover of Rs 21,281 crore for FY 2015-16, registering a growth of about 20% in turnover and 21% in net profit as compared to FY 2014-15, on a standalone basis.