Sterlite Power to supply over 1,200 MW to Jharkhand
Sterlite Power, has set another benchmark by commissioning the Purulia-Kharagpur Transmission Project. The project consists of two 400 kV DC lines with a total length of 273 km including the 112-km long Purulia-Ranchi and 161 km long Kharagpur-Chaibasa lines. Sterlite Power will operate and maintain the project, traversing through the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal, for 35 years. Both the transmission lines under the project have been planned under the System Strengthening Scheme for exchange of power between West Bengal grid and Inter-State Transmission System. The Purulia-Ranchi line connects Purulia Pumped Storage Power Project (PSPP) in West Bengal and the 765/400-kV sub-station of Power Grid Corporation in Jharkhand. The Kharagpur-Chaibasa line that connects sub-stations of Power Grid and West Bengal utility in Chaibasa and Kharagpur respectively was commissioned in mid-2016.