In a major milestone that will give a big boost to the Southern Grid and availability of power in the Southern region, state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Monday announced that it had successfully synchronised and commissioning the 765/400kV substation at Raichur in Karnataka, a part of the transmission link of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) built Southern end of the 765 kV Raichur-Sholapur link.

With the commissioning of the 765kV Raichur-Sholapur transmission link, the Southern Grid has been now harmonised with the North-East-West Grid thus fulfilling the ambition of one nation one grid one frequency. BHEL constructed project includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the 765/400 kV sub-station package at Raichur.

The completion of the project will now allow import of electricity from other regions to the Southern region during peak demand as well as export of surplus power from the Southern region during off-peak demand. ``BHEL is proud to have been associated with the execution of this historic transmission link. BHEL has always been committed to the nation’s power transmission programme and this achievement reaffirms its commitment to the growth of the transmission sector,’’ a BHEL spokesperson said in a statement in New Delhi.

BHEL has a rich experience of more than four decades of setting up substations/switchyards on turnkey basis and has executed numerous transmission projects all across the globe. For controlling power flow in 400 kV transmission systems, BHEL has indigenously developed and supplied phase shifting transformer. BHEL is currently associated in the execution of the world’s largest 800 kV, 6000 MW Ultra High-Voltage Multi-terminal DC transmission link between North East and Agra.