Adani Energy Solutions on Monday said it has commissioned the Khargar-Vikhroli transmission line to supply another 1,000 MW of power to the city of Mumbai.
“Kharghar Vikhroli Transmission Ltd (KVTL), which will enable additional power to be brought to Mumbai to meet the city’s growing and future electricity demand, is being commissioned,” a company statement said.
The project, built by Adani Energy Solutions Ltd (formerly known as Adani Transmission Ltd) – the energy solutions, transmission and distribution arm of the Adani group – is critical for Mumbai as the existing capacity of the transmission corridor is not sufficient to further power in the city, it declared.
Mumbai recently witnessed two grid outages – on February 27, 2022 and October 12, 2020 – leaving places in the metropolis dark for quite some time, the report said.
The Kharghar-Vikhroli line will bring an additional 1,000 MW of reliable power to the city of Mumbai as a solution to limit such incidents in the future, the report said.
With the commissioning of this project, Mumbai will have a 400 KV network within its municipal geography, increasing import opportunities within the power grid and improving reliability and stability, the report said.
For consumers, it offers much more sustainability in commuting via bullet trains, metro and urban rail, as well as for commercial and residential settings.
The KVTL comprises approximately 74 circuit kilometers of 400 kV and 220 kV transmission lines along with a 1,500 MVA 400 kV gas insulated substation (GIS) at Vikhroli, the first 400 KV substation of its kind in Mumbai.
With an area of approximately 9,500 m², it has the most compact design when it comes to 400 KV substations. The unique design stacks 400 kV and 220 kV GIS vertically, minimizing space requirements.
The project starts from Kharghar area of Navi Mumbai, crosses the urban locations and ends at Vikhroli in Mumbai city.
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