Web Exclusive | October 2016
Power transmission project worth Rs 50,000 crore to be bid in FY'17
Speaking at a CII conference, Power Secretary PK Pujari has stated that power transmission projects worth Rs 50,000 crore would be auctioned during the current fiscal to increase power evacuation capacity in the country. The transmission sector has seen a steady growth during the 12th Plan (2012-17). “The share of renewables in energy mix, which is 6 per cent at present, will go up to 40 per cent by 2030. That will throw a huge challenge in the (area of) grid operation. It has technical implication for the electric grid,” Pujari added.