Adani Commissions Karur Transmission Project to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Green Power

The project will help evacuate renewable energy from the wind energy zone in Tamil Nadu

October 27, 2023


Adani Energy Solutions (AESL) has commissioned the Karur Transmission project in Tamil Nadu, facilitating the evacuation of 2,500 MW of power from renewable sources in the Karur/Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone.

The project encompasses a 400/230 kV, 1,000 MVA pooling station, and an associated transmission line spanning 8.51 circuit kilometers (CKM).

The project will support the integration of renewable energy sources on a large scale and strengthen the southern regional grid, providing enhanced access to reliable and clean energy for industrial, commercial, and residential consumers.

The Karur/Tiruppur wind energy zone in Tamil Nadu features several under-construction wind farms.

AESL secured this project through the tariff-based competitive bidding route in December 2021 for 35 years, following a build, own, operate, and maintain model to ensure the evacuation of 2,500 MW of green power in the region.

AESL said it completed the project using high-boom equipment for construction and advanced cybersecurity solutions. The project ran round-the-clock in multiple shifts, erecting two 48-MT towers in 24 hours each and managing tasks such as shutting down the 400 kV D/C Pugalur-Pugalur line and erecting tower structures.

In October, AGEL completed the commissioning of a 150 MW solar power project in Bikaner, Rajasthan, which increased the company’s operational renewable generation capacity to 8,404 MW, aligning it with the goal of achieving a 45 GW capacity by 2030.

AESL recently commissioned the 765 kV Warora-Kurnool Transmission line, spanning 1,756 CKM across Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. The line is expected to ensure a seamless flow of 4,500 MW of power between the western and southern regions and support the large-scale integration of generation from renewable energy sources.