New Delhi: Cutting through the snow covered mountain peaks, gushing streams and dense pine forests, an alternative 1000 megawatt (MW) , expected to provide much-awaited relief to the perennial problem of power-cuts in the state.
Sterlite Power on Monday announced commissioning of one of the most challenging transmission projects globally, the Northern Region Strengthening Scheme 29 (NRSS 29). This key project, 414 kms long, will ensure reliable power access for the Valley by augmenting the State’s power transmission capacity by at least 33%. The line has been commissioned two months ahead of schedule to allow benefits to be reaped during this winter.
The company deployed helicranes In the Pir Panjal range to overcome challenges of high altitude, snow and inaccessible terrains. Proper planning has been done to ensure the line can sustain the elements during harsh winters in the Valley.
Pratik Agarwal, Group CEO, Sterlite Power, Speaking on the occasion said,
“This project is a real manifestation of living our core purpose empowering humanity by addressing the toughest challenges of energy delivery.We have surmounted numerous challenges to finish this project ahead of schedule
and feel very proud of the social impact it’ll have in the Valley. We are among handful of global transmission developers, with projects worth Rs 268 bn across India and Brazil, solving toughest challenges of energy delivery.”