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Crompton Greaves develops first indigenous 1200 kV class Transformer Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011
Mumbai: Crompton Greaves Ltd (CG), part of the US$ 4bn Avantha Group and global electrical solution provider, has successfully designed, developed and tested its first indigenous 1200 kV class auto-transformer. Globally, the 1200 kV UHVAC is limited to a few countries like Russia (1200 kV), Japan (1100 kV), Italy (1050 kV) and China (1100 kV).

The 1200 kV AC will be the highest transmission voltage (UHV) in the world. To develop this frontier technology indigenously, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) took a lead to establish a 1200 kV test station at Bina (Madhya Pradesh).

PGCIL collaborated with manufacturers and CG was selected as one of the major partners to develop this equipment and took this opportunity as an R&D project to develop this technology.

"After being the pioneer in manufacturing 800 kV Transformers and Shunt Reactors in the past, CG has proved its excellent technical and manufacturing capabilities yet again by successfully designing, developing and testing of a transformer that carries the most respected credentials in the power transmission world," said Laurent Demortier, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, CG.

Commensurate with Government of India's plan for augmentation of installed power generation capacity and corresponding transmission corridors, the country would need in the near future, 1200 kV AC as next transmission voltage for bulk transfer of power of the order of 3000 to 6000 MW per line from power generation complexes in East and North East to load centers located in Northern and Western Regions.

Crompton Greaves dispatched the first 1200 kV transformer to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), Bina, Madhya Pradesh. The transformer was tested successfully in October at CG’s Transformer division in Mandideep, Madhya Pradesh.

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