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New substation inaugurated in Kerala

May 12, 2022
Substations
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The newly constructed 220 KV substation of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has been inaugurated at Vizhinjam.

The substation is designed to cater to the expected rise in electricity demand in the coastal region owing to the growth in tourism, national highway expansion, and the development of the Vizhinjam international seaport.

The substation is part of the Transgrid 2.0 project aimed at strengthening the power transmission network within the Indian state of Kerala.

Power will be evacuated to the new Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) from the 220 KV Kattakada substation via a 10.2-km multi-circuit multi-voltage line and a 10.5-km 220 KV double-circuit line.

In due course, the new substation will also be linked to the 110 KV substations at Muttathara and Veli via underground cables.

Once completed, the substation will ensure improved power supply to 42,000 consumers in the Nanniyode, Peringamala, Pangode, Kallara, Tholicode, Vithura, Panavoor, Anad, Chithara and Kadackal panchayats, the KSEB says.

Source: The Hindu

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Substation / Kiernan McCloskey / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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