Web Exclusive | January 2017
Transmission investment to be Rs 2 lakh crore | CEA
Indicating significant growth in the power transmission sector, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has estimated an investment of Rs 2.6 lakh crore till 2022. These and other estimates form the base for a draft National Electricity Plan-Volume II, which would be the basis for investment and policy planning in the sector. Inter-regional capacity addition during the 13th plan (2017-22) is estimated at 45,700 Mw, from the present 63,650 Mw by the plan end, said CEA in the draft. The estimate is that India would need 100,000 circuit km (ckm) of transmission lines and 2,00,000 MVA transformer capacity of sub-stations at 220 kv and above voltage was expected to be added in the 13th plan. It has suggested that investment be invited through competitive bids. “It is expected that a total of 107,454 ckm of transmission lines and 287,836 MVA of sub-station transformation capacity additions are likely to be achieved during the 12th plan,” it has said. Various high capacity transmission corridors are in various stages of implementation and most are likely to be commissioned by 2021.