The government recently approved setting up of a inter-state power transmission system in Tamil Nadu at a total cost of Rs 1593 crore.
The project, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be completed within three years, an official release said.
The activities envisaged in the Tamil Nadu project are establishment of 400 kV Grid Sub-Station at Thannampatty, augmentation of various 230 kV Grid sub-stations and associated transmission systems.
The cost on creating transmission infrastructure is proposed to be met through KfW loan (40 percent), NCEF grant (40 percent of the total project cost) and the remaining 20 percent of the total project cost as state contribution.
The intra state transmission system in the State will be created by 2016-17 for evacuation of renewable power.
In Tamil Nadu a large number of wind projects are already working or under installation and the existing power transmission infrastructure is insufficient to cater to the existing and new renewable energy installations.
Source: Business Standard
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