Sterlite Power Transmission acquires Vapi II North Lakhimpur Transmission

The company will execute a large inter-state transmission system (ISTS) project

Sterlite Power, Arunachal Pradesh, North East transmission, Hydro-Electric Project, Maharashta, Gujarat, Assam, Green Energy Corridor, North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme–IX, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant, Daman, Diu, Western Region Strengthening Scheme-XIX, Tariff-based competitive bidding

Sterlite Power Transmission has acquired the Vapi II North Lakhimpur Transmission (VNLTL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) from PFC Consulting.

Through this SPV, the company will execute a large inter-state transmission system (ISTS) project -- Western Region Strengthening Scheme-XIX (WRSS-XIX) and North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme-IX (NERSS-IX), which it won through a tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) process, under build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) model for 35 years.

The Western Region Strengthening Scheme-XIX (WRSS-XIX) involves setting up of 318 ckm of lines and 1,000 MVA transformation capacity across three distinct parts.

Part A involves setting up 35 ckm lines in Gujarat to help distribute renewable energy being generated in the state to a wider set of consumers.

Part B aims to establish 1,000 MVA substation in Vapi along with 51 ckm of lines to bring clean nuclear power from Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant in Gujarat for further distribution across the Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli.

Part C aims to set up 179 ckm of lines for critical system strengthening and decongesting the evacuation system in Navi Mumbai area. The link brings an ISTS feed of about 1,000 MW into the Mumbai region to cater to its growing energy requirements which is expected to increase owing to Navi Mumbai Airport and Navi Mumbai SEZ coming up in the region.

The North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme–IX (NERSS-IX), on the other hand, involves strengthening of the North-Eastern transmission network by setting up 85 ckm of lines in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The transmission system will facilitate the evacuation of hydro power from 110 MW Pare Hydro-Electric Project situated in Arunachal Pradesh, thereby playing an instrumental role in boosting the green energy agenda of the country.

Sterlite Power Transmission is already constructing its other transmission assets in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, including critical corridors that are part of India’s Green Energy Corridor (GEC).

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