South to get surplus power from North
Dec 2, 2013 - BS Reporter - business-standard.com
Currently all the regional grids, except the southern region, are synchronously interconnected and run at one frequency
At a time when Southern States are crying over the lack of proper connectivity between the Southern and Northern grids, the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) said, early next year it is planing to commence two transmission lines, which will address this problem.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of PGCIL’s FPO roadshow N Ravikumar, executive director (southern region) PGCIL said, the corporation is planning to commission the Raichur-Solapur transmission line, and all the southern states, including Tamil Nadu will be benefited by getting power from Northern states.
Besides, PowerGrid Corporation is also planning to put in a Chhatisgarh-Pugalur transmission line which will help Tamil Nadu to get power transmitted from other parts of the country.
He said that with the commissioning of two 765kV single circuits transmission lines connecting Raichur and Sholapur in Maharashtra all the five electrical regions in synchronous mode, thereby achieving complete nation as one grid with the same frequency. “Out of the two lines, one circuit under implementation by us while the other one by another company under TBCB route.”