Power Grid to set up 9 High Capacity Power Transmission Corridors

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the proposal to set-up 9 (nine) High Capacity Power Transmission Corridors (HCPTCs) in the country by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) at a tentative cost of Rs.58,061 crores.

Implementation of these 9 high capacity power transmission corridors would facilitate evacuation/ transmission of power from various Independent Power Producers (IPPs) generation projects proposed in the State of Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh to the target beneficiaries in Eastern/ Northern/ Western/ Southern regions of the country.

These corridors are as given below:

  1. HCPTC-I: Transmission System Associated with Phase-I Generation Projects in Orissa. Rs.8,752 Crore
  2. HCPTC-II: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Jharkhand. Rs.5,709 Crore
  3. HCPTC-III: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Sikkim Rs.1,304 Crore
  4. HCPTC-IV: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Bilaspur complex, Chhattisgarh & IPPs in Madhya Pradesh. Rs.1,243 Crore
  5. HCPTC-V: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Chhattisgarh. Rs.28,824 Crore
  6. HCPTC-VI: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Krishnapatnam Area, Andhra Pradesh. Rs.2,065 Crore
  7. HCPTC-VII: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Tuticorin Area, Tamil Nadu. Rs.2,357 Crore
  8. HCPTC-VIII: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Srikakulam Area, Andhra Pradesh. Rs.2,986 Crore
  9. HCPTC-IX: Transmission System Associated with IPP projects in Southern Region for transfer of power to other regions. Rs.4,821 Crore

These corridors are to be implemented in different stages matching with commissioning schedule of various IPPs. Accordingly, the PGCIL has undertaken the preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of projects for these 9 corridors and for inviting tenders.

These projects are proposed to be implemented by the PGCIL, through borrowings and internal resources.

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