Hitachi Energy India has secured a contract from NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL) to supply power transformers for their upcoming 4.75 GW solar park at Runn of Kutch in Gujarat.
NTPC REL is a wholly owned subsidiary of state-run power producer NTPC. As part of this project, Hitachi Energy will provide ten 315 MVA 400/33/33 kV transformers manufactured at its transformers factory in Vadodara. This will be the largest rating of transformer, used in solar power evacuation so far.
“The transition from fossil fuels to renewables has only just begun and we are proud to be part of this ambitious project by NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd,” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy.
Hitachi Energy develops solutions needed to integrate renewables at scale. “As of today, around one third of green power in India flows through Hitachi Energy technologies, such as transformers. The made-in-India power transformers are critical components in power systems. They pool the generated power from the renewable source and step it up at the pooling station to synchronize and feed into inter-state/intra-state transmission system. Their availability and longevity have a major impact on grid reliability and better voltage control even with intermittent supply while the company’s eco-design transformers enable sustainability requirements,” stated Hitachi.
The transformers are manufactured using fossil-free electricity in Hitachi Energy’s factory in Maneja.
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