Sterlite Power, a leading power transmission company in India and Brazil, announced the successful commissioning of its green energy corridor project – Lakadia-Vadodara Transmission Project Limited (LVTPL). The project aims to deliver more than 5000 MW of power from renewable-rich regions of Bhuj and Kutch to the national grid – a step towards accelerating India’s transition towards a greener economy.
Built with an investment of Rs 2,024 crore, this inter-state transmission connects the 765/400 kV substation at Lakadia to Vadodara through a 335 km long 765 kV double-circuit transmission line. With 812 towers spanning seven districts in Gujarat, this power transmission corridor is also one of the largest transmission corridors built in India to date. Additionally, it forms a critical part of the world’s largest 30,000 MW Hybrid renewable energy park coming up in Kutch.
Commenting on the significant milestone, Pratik Agarwal, Managing Director, of Sterlite Power said,” It makes us immensely proud to announce the completion of the mega LVTPL project. It has been a challenging journey, but we have been successful in unlocking 5000 MW of green power for the nation that will accelerate India’s RE vision of 500GW by 2030.”
Manish Agarwal, Director & CEO – of India Transmission, Sterlite Power, added, “We are sincerely thankful to the Government and the local administration for their constant support in ensuring the successful completion of the critical project. I am extremely proud of our team and grateful for the trust and support of our stakeholders.”
The project was awarded to the company in 2019 and the work started in 2020, during Covid-19. True to its innovative spirit, the company implemented innovative construction techniques like pocket foundations, well-point systems, and unique tower designs to construct durable power infrastructure that could withstand the complex terrain challenges in the region.
Sterlite Power is known for its sustainable approach to development. During the project execution phase, the company engaged with various communities for an inclusive approach toward development. The company also provided employment to thousands of skilled and unskilled people during the construction phase. It also made concerted efforts to provide essential health items to vulnerable communities around the project sites during the Covid-19 imposed national lockdown.