Siemens Commissions India’s 1st VSC-based HVDC Transmission Link for PGCIL in Southern Region

The 2,000 MW electricity transmission system, consisting of 2 links between Pugalur in the state of Tamil Nadu and Thrissur in Kerala, supports state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to counter power deficit in India’s southern region and improve grid stability.

March 16, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Siemens Ltd has commissioned India’s first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology.

The 2,000 MW electricity transmission system, consisting of 2 links between Pugalur in the state of Tamil Nadu and Thrissur in Kerala, supports state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to counter power deficit in India’s southern region and improve grid stability.

The ±320 kilovolt (kV) HVDC system was realized by Siemens in association with a consortium of Siemens Energy (Germany) and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan and featured for the first-time the integration of HVDC XLPE Cable with overhead lines in India.

Last Month, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had officially inaugurated the link that has now been put into commercial operation and enables the exchange of electricity in both directions.

Major HVDC equipment such as interface transformers and IGBT-based power converters, and other high & medium voltage AC equipment such as gas insulated switchgear, air insulated switchgear, control and relay panels etc have been supplied from Siemens Ltd’s factories in India.

Commenting on the development, Gerd Deusser, Executive Vice President and Head, Energy, Siemens Ltd, said that, “we take great pride in partnering PGCIL in this landmark HVDC project. It supports the major initiatives of the Government to achieve ‘24x7 Power for all’ in the country by ensuring reliable power supply, improving the grid’s stability, and facilitating the efficient use of renewable energy. The project reinforces our purpose of driving the energy transition to more sustainable, reliable, and innovative systems.”

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