Hyderabad: The Telangana State Transco on Saturday commissioned its longest 400 kv transmission line at a cost of Rs 557.62 crore which would benefit six districts besides Hyderabad.
Chairman and Managing Director of TS Transco D Prabhakar Rao charged the transmission line at the 400 kv Shankarpally sub-station. Besides strengthening the State’s 400 kv network, it will also help in improvement of quality of power, better voltages as also meet the future loads of all categories of consumers covering the districts of Suryapet, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Vikarabad and Sangareddy districts, apart from meeting the ever growing loads of Hyderabad and its surroundings, TS Transco Director (Projects and Grid Operation) G Narsing Rao said.
The Double Circuit line was constructed with Quad Moose Conductor (QMDC) measuring a length of 462 circuit km interconnecting 400 kv Suryapet substation in Suryapet district and 400 kv Shankarpally substation in Rangareddy district.
The line was executed in the following packages:
400kV QMDC line from 400kV Suryapet substation to Nandiwanaparthi (Rangareddy district) with a length of 240 Circuit km executed by EMC Ltd – MEIL (joint venture) 400kV QMDC line from Nandiwanaparthi to 400kV Shankarpally substation with a length of 222 circuit km executed by Jyoti Structures Ltd., Mumbai.
Four new 400kv feeder bays – two at 400kv Suryapet substation and two at 400kv Shankarpally substation which was executed by GE Ltd., Chennai.