After successfully installing ACCC conductor on the 132 kV D/C Imphal (POWERGRID) – Yurembam (Imphal S/S – Manipur) & 132 kV D/C Agartala GBPP – Agartala transmission lines in North East India in 2018, Apar Industries Ltd.recently completed their 3rd ACCC conductor installation in this region for Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Ltd. (AEGCL).
The 9.5 km 132 kV project, known as Salakhati (BTPS) – Kokrajhar 2nd circuit, was completed with the support of contractor Ms. SSS Power Construction under Apar’s CTC certified supervision. The ACCC conductor was manufactured by Apar. Hardware for the project was supplied by Tag Corporation limited – Chennai, and TES pullers and tensioners were used during installation.
AEGCL selected Casablanca size ACCC conductor to replace AAAC conductor in order to increase capacity.
North-East India is one of the most fascinating regions in India which consists of eight states, called collectively as ‘the eight sisters.’ The small sized region has one of the highest biodiversity density found anywhere in the world. In terms of Hydro Power, North East India has almost 40% of the country’s total hydro potential. Likewise, the region also has abundant resources of coal, oil and natural gas for thermal power generation.
Though very little energy is consumed in this region, its growing ability to export power to a wider base is extremely important as demand for affordable, reliable and clean energy continues to grow. The ACCC conductor’s added capacity and improved efficiency can support numerous initiatives to see this happen and make North East India the ‘Power house of India.