Sterlite Power, a private-sector power transmission developer and solutions provider, has received the Letter of Intent from Power Finance Corporation Consulting Limited to build, own, operate and maintain a critical transmission project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) for a period of 35 years. It won the project through a tariff-based competitive bidding process.
The project will play a significant role in extending access of reliable and clean power to the people in the region. This is the second project by Sterlite Power in J&K, after NRSS-29 that now delivers over 1GW of electricity from Punjab to the Kashmir Valley.
The latest project comprises a 400/132kV GIS substation at Kishtwar and 400KV LILO (Line in Line out) of approximately 10 route kilometers of Kishenpur-Dulhasti transmission line at Kishtwar substation. The transmission system will be used for evacuation of 1GW of power from Pakaldul Hydro Electric Project to the Kishtwar substation.
Pratik Agarwal, managing director, Sterlite Power, said, “We are delighted to win the Kishtwar project that will play a significant role in extending access of reliable and clean power to people in Kashmir. This is the second mega project that Sterlite Power would be executing across the challenging terrains. We will leverage our expertise and prior experience to deliver this critical project in a timely manner.”
The project has a huge scope for future augmentation with voltage addition at 765kV and 220kV level along with ICTs and associated bays to connect to the national grid.
Further, establishment of a common pooling station at Kishtwar by LILO of one circuit of Kishenpur – Dulhasti 400kV DC (Quad) line will also provide connectivity to upcoming HEP projects at Kiru (624MW) and Kwar (540MW) in the region.
This project will play a pivotal role in strengthening the economy and empowering the local community in addition to supplying reliable green power to North India including Jammu and Kashmir.
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