Power Grid ABB To Work on Indian Power Grid

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Swiss based ABB will supply their engineering expertise for the development of a new power network for India's Power Grid Corporation.

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The North-East Agra route (Pictures: ABB)
The North-East Agra route (Pictures: ABB)

Zurich/Switzerland; Agra/India – ABB has signed a US $ 900 million deal to develop an electric transimssion system in India. The new grid, that is supposed to carry hydro-electric power from mountainous northeast India to the populous, central region of Agra, shall be able to supply 90 million people with electricity over a distance of 1,700 kilometres, the company says..

"HVDC (ultrahigh-voltage direct current) technology is ideally suited for transmission of power, with minimum losses, over long distances and where space is limited," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB's Power Systems division. "We are pleased to continue supporting India in the development of its power infrastructure." ABB said it will work on the North-East Agra transmission project with BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited).