- The Lakdia-Vadodara Transmission Project will provide more than 5000 MW of green and reliable power from the wind and solar energy zones of Bhuj and Kutch to the rest of India.
- It is an important part of the country’s Green Energy Corridor initiative to help achieve India’s RE vision of 500 GW by 2030.
New Delhi, Sterlite Power, a leading power transmission company in India and Brazil, announced the successful commissioning of the Lakdia-Vadodara Transmission Project Limited (LVTPL). The project aims to supply over 5000 MW of electricity from the renewable rich areas of Bhuj and Kutch to the national grid – a crucial step in India’s move towards a green economy.
Rs. Built with an investment of Rs 2,024 crore, this inter-state transmission link connects 765/400 KW substations from Lakdia to Vadodara through a 765 KW double-circuit transmission line with a length of 335 km.
With 812 towers spread across seven districts in Gujarat, this power transmission corridor is also one of the largest transmission corridors built in India so far. It is also an important part of the world’s next largest 30,000 MW hybrid renewable energy park in Kutch.
At this important milestone Pratik Aggarwal, Managing Director, Sterlite Power said, “We are extremely proud to announce the completion of the mega LVTPL project. It has been a challenging journey, but we have successfully completed the project to provide 5000 MW of green power for the country, which will accelerate India’s RE vision of 500 GW by 2030.”
Manish Aggarwal, Director and CEO, India Transmission, Sterlite Power adding, “We are grateful for the continued cooperation of the government and the local administration to ensure the successful completion of this important project. I am truly proud of our team and grateful for the trust and cooperation of our stakeholders.”
The project was awarded to the company in the year 2019 and operations started in the year 2020 during the Covid-19. In keeping with its passion for innovation, the company implemented innovative construction techniques such as pocket foundations, well point systems and unique tower designs to create sustainable power infrastructure that could withstand the insurmountable challenges of the region.
Sterlite is known for its sustainable approach to power development. During the implementation phase of this project the company engaged with various communities for an inclusive approach to development. The company also provided employment to thousands of skilled and semi-skilled people during the construction phase.
The company also made joint efforts to provide essential health-related items to the underprivileged communities living around the project site during the national lockdown during Covid-19.