The Karur Transmission Ltd. (KTL) project has been successfully commissioned by Adani Energy Solutions Ltd. (AESL), a power transmission firm. The 400/230 kV, 1000 MVA Karur Pooling Station, and an associated 8.51 circuit kilometres (CKM) transmission line in Tamil Nadu are part of this project. Despite the ongoing Adani case, this project, with a transformation capacity of 1,000 MVA, aims to assist in the evacuation of power from renewable sources in the Karur/Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone.
It also intends to reinforce the southern regional grid and promote large-scale integration of renewable energy sources. The Karur/Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone is an important wind corridor in Tamil Nadu, with large wind energy capacity and numerous under-construction wind farms.
Karur Transmission Ltd. (KTL) project commissioning
The Karur Transmission Ltd. (KTL) project has been successfully commissioned by Adani Energy Solutions Ltd., India’s largest private-sector power transmission firm. The 400/230 kV, 1000 MVA Karur Pooling Station and an associated transmission line measuring 8.51 circuit kilometres (CKM) in Tamil Nadu are part of the project. This project, with a transformation capacity of 1,000 MVA, will assist in the evacuation of power generated by renewable sources in the Karur/Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone.
Furthermore, it will reinforce the Southern Regional grid and facilitate the large-scale integration of renewable energy sources. The Karur/Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone is a prominent wind corridor in Tamil Nadu, with large wind energy capacity and multiple wind farms under construction. This project was awarded to AESL to facilitate the smooth evacuation of up to 2500 MW of green power generated in the region.
This project is in line with India’s decarbonization plans, helping the country reach its goal of 500 GW of green energy by 2030. It will improve access to reliable and sustainable energy for industrial, commercial, and residential consumers. AESL won this project under the Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) process in December 2021 for a 35-year term that includes building, owning, operating, and maintaining. Despite several hurdles, AESL completed this project on time, taking into account topological issues while minimizing environmental impact.
Several new approaches were used during the execution, such as the utilization of high-boom RMC machines for concreting, high-boom lifts and cranes for tower erections, and the adoption of enhanced cybersecurity endpoint solutions via the most recent SCADA system. The project also required round-the-clock work in various shifts, which allowed for faster progress. AESL’s execution expertise was demonstrated by the construction of two 48-MT towers in less than 24 hours each, well above the average rate of 5-6 MT/day.
Furthermore, despite the controversy surrounding the Adani case, AESL successfully performed important tasks, such as the shutdown of the 400 kV D/C Pugalur-Pugalur (HVDC) line and the installation of tower structures within the limits of the existing transmission line. The construction phase met foundation issues, which were overcome by stringing over coconut trees while adhering to all safety procedures. The successful completion of the KTL project strengthens AESL’s status as India’s foremost power transmission provider.
AESL has a portfolio of operational transmission projects as well as a number of others in various phases of development.
About Adani Energy Solutions Ltd. (AESL)
AESL, a subsidiary of Adani, is a multifaceted organisation with a presence in numerous domains of the energy sector, including power transmission, distribution, smart metering, and cooling solutions. AESL is India’s largest private transmission firm, with a presence in 14 Indian states with a total transmission network of 20,000 km and 53,000 MVA transformation capacity. Despite the ongoing Adani case, AESL serves more than 12 million users in metropolitan Mumbai and the industrial centre of Mundra SEZ through its distribution business.
AESL is expanding its smart metering operations and is on track to become India’s leading smart metering integrator.
Providing Access to Reliable and Clean Energy
AESL, formerly Adani Transmission Ltd., previously secured this project under the Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) method in December 2021 for 35 years, encompassing building, owning, operating, and maintaining. During execution, innovative approaches such as deploying high-boom RMC machines for concreting operations and integrating advanced cybersecurity solutions via the most recent SCADA system were used.
The project required performing crucial tasks such as shutting down the 400 kV D/C Pugalur-Pugalur (HVDC) line and pitching tower structures within the restrictions of the existing transmission line. AESL worked around the clock in numerous shifts to finish two 48-MT towers in less than 24 hours apiece. The KTL project contributes to India’s decarbonization efforts, with a goal of achieving 500 GW of green energy by 2030.
The project will provide access to reliable and clean energy for industrial, commercial, and residential customers and proves that the Group’s quest for economic development won’t stop, despite the ongoing Adani case. AESL also announced the completion of the Kharghar-Vikhroli transmission line (KVTL), which will bring more power to Mumbai. The KVTL project begins in the Navi Mumbai district of Kharghar and concludes in the Mumbai district of Vikhroli.