ABB, leading power and automation technology group has won an order worth about Rs 175 crore from Powergrid Corporation of India to supply equipment for the Champa transmission substation in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The Champa substation will be a pooling station receiving power at 765 and 400 kilovolt (kV) and is part of Powergrid's plan to build a stronger national grid in India. The company is already executing several 765 kV substation projects for Powergrid. ABB's will be involved in engineering, design, supply, installation and commissioning of the 765 kV and 400 kV switchyards, including the civil works. Key products to be supplied include circuit breakers, current transformers, capacitive voltage transformers, surge arrestors and protection, control and relay panels.
The utility owns and operates about 86,190 km of transmission lines and 138 substations with transformation capacity of about 95,125 MVA (mega-volt-ampere). It is responsible for the transmission of over half the total power generated in the country.