Alstom T&D India has commissioned a substation in Anta, Rajasthan, that will help in more efficient evacuation of electricity from three power plants in the state.

“Alstom T&D India has successfully commissioned the Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd’s 765 kv substation in Anta,” the company said in a statement today.

The substation, will play a significant role in pooling and evacuating the power flow from the three major power plants in the state — Kalisindh, Kawai and Chhabra — to the national grid, it said.

Anta is Rajasthan’s first 765 kv substation, and the second largest with a total of 26 bays, 10 765 kv bays and 16 400 kv bays.

“Despite challenging weather conditions, the Alstom and RVPN team commissioned the prestigious project in time to initiate power flow between Anta and Phagi substations,” said Rathin Basu, Country President, Alstom India & South Asia.

The turnkey project for Anta substation was awarded to Alstom T&D India in September 2011. The contract includes installation of 3×500 MVA, 765/400 kv transformers, 765 kv reactors, other 765 kv equipment and civil works with a total order value of nearly Rs 4,21.2 crore.

The Anta substation was set up by RVPN under the transmission system augmentation scheme to meet the growing energy demand in the state.
Rajasthan has an installed capacity of more than 5,000 mw.