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GE Secures Contract to build Substations for ReNew Power’s Koppal-Narendra Project

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General Electric (GE)‘s Grid Solutions has secured a contract to build substations for ReNew Power’s Koppal-Narendra transmission project in Karnataka. This announcement was made by GE in a press release dated 6th April 2022.
The Koppal-Narendra Transmission project is under a scheme officially designated as “Evacuation of power from RE sources in Koppal Wind Energy Zones (Karnataka) (2,500 MW)”, and has an estimated cost of Rs. 750 crore.

GE Grid Solutions’ Scope of Work for the Koppal-Narendra Project

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Contract for the Koppal-Narendra project secured by GE’s Grid Solutions business entails the construction of a 400/220KV air-insulated substation at Koppal, a 400KV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation at Narendra and two 125 MVAr 400KV reactors for each of Koppal and Narendra substations.

All components for these substations are being manufactured in India.

GE will be completing its work in three phases. Two out of these will be completed in December 2022, and one phase shall be completed in August 2023.

Koppal-Narendra Project and Inter-State Transmission System for Evacuation of Renewable Power

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Koppal-Narendra transmission project targets the evacuation of 2,500 MW of Renewable Energy from Koppal Wind Energy Zone in Karnataka.

This project part of a larger Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) scheme which aims to create an RE evacuation infrastructure for a total of 66.5 GW from the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. 18.5 GW (8.5 GW from wind and 10 GW from solar) of this has been identified in three southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The Koppal-Narendra project is in the first phase of developing power transmission infrastructure for the evacuation of this 18.5 GW of energy.

PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL) had formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the name of Koppal-Narendra Transmission Ltd. in November 2019, to specifically handle this project. In December 2021, the project had been transferred to ReNew Power Ventures Ltd.

About GE Grid Solutions: Grid Solutions was founded in 1978, and is a part of General Electric’s RE business. It has about 15,000 employees in 70 countries. It provides equipment, systems and services to power companies dealing in RE to enhance the reliability of energy supply from the generation source to the end consumer. The company’s revenue is estimated at $11.6 billion.