GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has secured orders to supply 765 kV transformers and reactors in India.
GE will provide 13 units of 765 kV transformers and 32 numbers of 765 kV reactors to Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), India’s largest state-owned transmission company.
Power Grid will deploy GE’s transformers and reactors in the new substations that will be set up in Rajasthan, to evacuate 8.1 gigawatts (GW) of power from the state’s solar energy zones under Phase-II of the Transmission System for evacuation of power from solar energy zones.
GE said this includes the evacuation of energy from four solar energy zones within Rajasthan for onward dispersal of power to various beneficiaries — 1.05 gigawatts (GW) from Bhadla, 2.2 gigawatts (GW) from Fatehgarh, 1.9 gigawatts (GW) from Ramgarh and 2.95 gigawatts (GW) from Bikaner.
This project’s transformers and reactors will be supplied from GE Grid Solutions’ power transformer manufacturing facility in Vadodara, India.