Adani Commissions 1,756 km-Long 765 kV Warora-Kurnool Transmission Line

The transmission line will support the integration of renewable power into the grid

October 20, 2023


Adani Energy Solutions (AESL) has commissioned the 765 kV Warora-Kurnool Transmission line (WKTL), spanning 1,756 circuit kilometers 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.

The project has installed mid-stream towers of 102m height on the Krishna River.

In 2015, WKTL was incorporated to establish an additional inter-regional link for the import of power into the southern region.

The 765 kV tariff-based competitive bidding was awarded to Essel InfraProjects in early 2016 and subsequently acquired by AESL in 2021.

Part of the Adani Group, AESL is present across 14 states with a cumulative transmission network of 20,000 ckm and 53,000 MVA transformation capacity.

The company said the erection of towers and the stringing of lines crossing six major power lines, railway-electrified tracks, and national highways was challenging. A total of 103,000 metric tons of steel was used for erecting the towers.

In August, Adani Energy signed an agreement to acquire KPS1 transmission at Khavda in Gujarat. The company will buy 100% equity shares of KPS 1 at a face value of ₹10 (~$0.12) per share.

In the same month, the company secured financial closure for its $1 billion Green High Voltage Direct Current link project in Mumbai. It said the link would help enhance grid stability in Mumbai, where the electricity demand is projected to touch 5,000 MW by 2025, compared to the current peak demand of 4,000 MW.

Last December, Adani Transmission received the letter of intent to acquire Karur Transmission, which involved establishing a 2×500 MVA, 400/230 kV pooling station line in line out of both circuits of the Pugalur—Pugalur 400 kV DC line. The line will help evacuate renewable energy from the Karur-Tiruppur region.