Indian state transmission company of Rajasthan Rajasthan Rajya Vidhyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPNL) is gearing up to deploy transmission infrastructure for the Green Energy Corridor (GEC) project being implemented in the state.
The project aims at synchronising electricity produced from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, with conventional power stations in the grid. The new intra-state transmission infrastructure, comprising a network of grid substations, is expected to generate 6,311 MW of green energy by 2023.
The substations developed by the utility will be linked with the load centres as well as the national transmission network, in order to harness the potential of renewable energy in the vast desert areas of Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer districts. RRVPNL will provide a 765 kV substation at Jodhpur, 400 kV substation at Pokhran, and 220 kV substations at Lohawat, Sawa and Panchu respectively.
REGlobal’s View: The adoption of techniques for dynamic and static reactive compensation would resolve the problem of voltage fluctuations and ensure the supply of high-quality electricity to the consumers. The establishment of new corridor would fulfil the objectives of the state government’s renewable energy policy and encourage the investors to set up power plants in Rajasthan.