Alstom wins 800 kV UHVDC contract in India

Alstom has been awarded a turnkey contract worth approximately €400 million by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, to connect Champa (State of Chhattisgarh), Central India, to Khurukshetra (State of Haryana) in Northern India, using ±800 kV 3,000 MW Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) technology. This advanced UHVDC system will meet the bulk power transfer requirement from Chhattisgarh region – a hub of Independent Power Producers of thermal power – to the load centre located in the northern region of the country, through a 1,365 km transmission line, creating an “energy highway” of clean, efficient power.

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