BHEL further extends footprint in HVDC based Power Transmission
13th Sep 2021

Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has added another feather in its cap by playing a key role in the successful implementation of the +800 kV, 6,000 MW Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) Link between the Western Region Grid (Raigarh, Chattisgarh) and the Southern Region Grid (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu).

These Thyristor Valves are used to convert AC Power generated at the IPPs at Raigarh into DC power for transmitting it over a HVDC transmission line of over 1800 kms and then converting it back into AC at the Pugalur end for interconnection with the Southern Grid. BHEL, in partnership with Hitachi-ABB Power Grids, had secured this landmark order from Power Grid Corporation of India in 2016. Significantly, this is the second Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) Transmission Project by BHEL. Prior to this, BHEL had successfully executed, the first ofits kind in the world, Agra Converter Terminal for North-East Agra +800 kV, 6000 MW, Multi-Terminal HVDC link in September-2016 (Bipole-1) and September-2017 (Bipole-2).

BHEL is India’s largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind. It is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company.