APPROVAL DATE: September 27, 2017 SECTOR: Energy REGION: INDIA

India: Transmission System Strengthening Project

Project Description:

The objective of the project is to enhance electricity supply capacity in India’s southern region.

The project is a subset of the "HVDC Bi-pole Link between Western Region (Raigarh, Chhattisgarh) and Southern Region (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu) – North Trichur (Kerala)", which is comprised of three related schemes aligned to expand the interstate transmission network in western and southern India.

Scheme One: +800 kV HVDC link from Raigarh (Chhattisgarh, Western Region) to Pugalur (Tamil Nadu, Southern Region).

Scheme Two: 400 kV transmission segments from Pugalur to five other grid substations in Tamil Nadu state.

Scheme Three: +320 kV HVDC link from Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) to Trichur (Kerala).

Financing from AIIB is only being proposed for the 400 kV lines included in Scheme Two.

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