Sterlite Power has announced that it has developed an innovative solution to drastically reduce losses in the RE segment. The new product is a combination of aluminium conductor, which has least loss as compared to other conventional conductors.
The low loss conductor is highly corrosion resistant, has inherent strength and very high concentration of Aluminium in the define diameter. It can reduce I²R losses in the transmission line by 40% Compared to ACSR Conductor and up to 30% compared to Al59 Conductor. The Bi-Aluminium conductor is environment friendly and helps in reducing carbon emissions. To illustrate the benefit, let’s consider an example of a RE farm with 50 ckm section of 33 kV line designed to carry 30MW Power with a load factor of 0.3. The use of Sterlite Power’s newly designed Bi-Aluminium 381 sq mm conductor would reduce line losses by 40% compared to an equally sized ACSR Panther conductor. This translates to approximately 1,30,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 30 years. To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to taking approximately 1500 cars off the road.
“Technical losses further erode the already wafer-thin margins of IPP producers. Arresting these losses will have a bottom-line impact. The low loss conductor will be hugely advantageous in this regard, “according to Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power.
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