ABB energises transformer at world record voltage level of 1.2 million volts
ABB has developed, manufactured and energised a 1,200-kilovolt (kV) ultra-high voltage power transformer to support India’s plans to build a 1,200 kV transmission system, supplementing the existing 400 kV and 800 kV transmission grids as demand for electricity increases. This 1.2 million volt transformer represents the highest alternating current voltage level in the world and is installed at the national test station at Bina, Madhya Pradesh, as part of a collaborative initiative by PowerGrid. The transformer was manufactured and tested at ABB’s facility in Vadodara. “This is a milestone achievement underscoring ABB’s rich history and technology leadership in India, and our ‘In country for country’ approach,” said Pitamber Shivnani, Local Division Manager, ABB Power Grids division in India.