CEA is Permitting Companies To Construct Transmission Lines For RE Evacuation

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has permitted  Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy (RE) arm of Adani Group, to construct transmission lines for a 300 MW wind project in Gujarat.

The CEA has granted a 25-year approval for the project.

The company will develop a 220 kV single current line and connected bays at the generation end in Narayanpur village, Kutch, Bhuj. It will also develop a 220 kV single current line and its connected line bays at both ends in Vayat village, Kutch, Bhuj.

The CEA said that the company has to seek the consent of the authorities, such as local bodies, Railways, National Highways, and State Highways, before developing these transmission lines.

The lack of transmission infrastructure to support new renewable energy capacity addition has been a concern for solar and wind generators in the country, especially over the last few years, in light of the surge in renewable energy projects. The government has been closing auctions to ramp up transmission infrastructure in renewable-rich states.

Recently, Power Grid Corporation of India, a state-owned power transmission company, bagged three power transmission projects in Rajasthan through competitive bidding.

These are to be built to evacuate 8.1 GW of power from solar energy zones in the state.

Reference- CEAwebsite, Mercom India, Economic Times