GE Bags Orders of Transformers & Reactors from PGCIL
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced tha it has recently been awarded multiple orders to supply 765 kV transformers and reactors in India. The contracts have been awarded by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, India’s largest state-owned transmission company. As part of the order, GE will provide 13 units of 765 kV transformers and 32 numbers of 765 kV reactors. GE’s transformers and reactors will be installed in the new substations that will be set up in the Indian state of Rajasthan by PGCIL, to evacuate 8.1 gigawatts of power from the state’s solar energy zones under Phase-II of the Transmission System for evacuation of power from solar energy zones in Rajasthan project.
This includes the evacuation of energy from four solar energy zones within Rajasthan for onward dispersal of power to various beneficiaries
1.05 gigawatts from Bhadla
2.2 gigawatts from Fatehgarh
1.9 gigawatts from Ramgarh
2.95 gigawatts from Bikaner
Rajasthan, located in northern India, receives maximum solar radiation intensity with very low average rainfall. It also has an abundance of desert and uncultivated lands, making it the ideal place for solar energy generation. Due to these geographical and environmental advantages, Rajasthan is emerging as a leader in renewable energy generation among the Indian states.