PM launches PowerGrid sub-stations Orai & Aligarh
Jhansi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated PowerGrid 765/400 kV Orai sub-station & 765 kV Aligarh sub-station and asso-ciated lines on Friday at a mega event held in Jhansi, as part of Transmission System for inter-regional strengthening scheme for Western Region (WR) and Northern Region (NR) (Part-B).
Addressing the gathering PM said, "To solve the problem of electricity, the transmission system has been improved. Now along with Bundelkhand, the power sys-tem will be improved in many areas of Western UP. Power generated will be transmit-ted to different regions through the Western and Northern grid".
The project involves establishment of Extra High Voltage (EHV) sub-sta-tions at Orai Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) & Aligarh Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) along with high capacity power transmission corridor be-tween northern and western grids. It will strengthen the inter-regional transmission corridor and facilitate reliable supply of power to Orai, Ali-garh & adjoining areas of Western UP and Bundelkhand.
Apart from enhancing power transfer capability between western region & northern region grids to the tune of 2700 MW, it will also aid transfer of power from Sasan and Vindhyachal generation complexes in western re-gion to load centres in western and northern regions.
This projects are constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PowerGrid), a Navratna Company of Government of India, under Min-istry of Power.