State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has indigenously developed, manufactured and tested India's first 1200-kV Ultra High Voltage Alternating Current Transformer, at its Bhopal facility. BHEL is going to supply this voltage transformer to the central transmission utility PowerGrid Corporation.
The auto transformer successfully developed by BHEL will be installed in India's first experimental 1200 kV National Test Station at Bina (MP) being set up by PowerGrid.
BHEL manufactures transformers, shunt reactors, instrument transformers, capacitors, extra high voltage circuit breakers and medium voltage switchgear at its facilities located at Bhopal, Hyderabad and Jhansi. It is the biggest transformer manufacturer in India with a capacity to manufacture 45,000 MVA of transformers/reactors per annum.
The company has set up a manufacturing plant of 12,000 MVA at Bhopal to manufacture large sized EHV, HVDC and UHVAC transformers and reactor.