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At present in india there are operating HVDC transmission lines

1)chandrapur to padghe (mumbai)--(1500 MW at ±500 kV DC) 2)rihand to delhi (dadri)--(1500 MW at ±500 kV DC) 3)talchar to kolar (2500 MW) 4)ballia to bhiwadi (2500 MW)-first pole charged as of 31st March 2010 5)Mundra-Mohindergarh (Adani group-first Indian private HVDC) 6)Bishwanath Chariali to Agra(6000 MW)-recently awarded to ABB-BHEL
The Chandrapur Thermal Power Station of MSEB has an installed capacity of 2340 MW. Furthermore, MSEB’ share of 577 MW, from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Korba Super Thermal Power Station, is received at Chandrapur over the 400kV double circuited Bhilai-Chandrapur line of the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL). Part of the power from the 3000 MW coal-based thermal power Rihand complex in Uttar Pradesh is carried by the Rihand-Delhi HVDC bipolar transmission link, which has a rated capacity of 1500 MW at ±500 kV DC. Some of the power is transmitted via the existing parallel 400 kV AC lines. The two converter stations in Rihand and Dadri, outside Delhi, were supplied jointly by ABB and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, a government of India undertaking. The transmission was, which was commissioned in 1990, is owned by Power Grid Corporation of India. The ±500kV, 2500MW Ballia-Bhiwadi HVDC project shall transmit energy from Ballia to Bhiwadi stations in India over about 780km. Ballia Converter Station is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh approximately 75km from Ballia District Head Quarter. The Bhiwadi Converter Station is located in the state of Rajasthan approximately 60km from Delhi City. Pole 1 of the ±500kV DC Transmission scheme is planned to be put in operation beginning of June 2009 whereas pole 2 is supposed to follow beginning December 2009. The project is owned and operated by Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd., a Govt. of India Enterprise. The Talcher–Kolar HVDC system, otherwise known as the East–South interconnection II is a 1450 km HVDC transmission connection between the eastern and southern regions in India. The system has a transmission voltage of ±500 kV and was originally put into service in March 2003[1], with a rated power of 2000 MW. In 2007 the scheme was upgraded to 2500 MW.

000 MW – which is the largest HVDC transmission ever built. (See diagram below.Agra HVDC).000 MW redundancy.000 MW HVDC Multi Terminal NER/ER . which is worth more than $1. who will deliver the remainder of the contract. to collect power from several hydro power stations and to transport it on 800 kV DC bipolar lines to major load centers. to deliver the world’s first multi-terminal UHVDC transmission link. The link is called the ±800 kV. The current project is the first one. (BHEL). be placed indoors.Bishwanath Chariali to Agra The ±800 kV North-East Agra UHVDC link will have a record 8.NR/WR Interconnector – I Project (NEA800 in short and also known as North East . The other end of the DC line will terminate at Agra where there will be two bipolar converters connected in parallel. The North Eastern region of India has an abundance of hydro power resources.1 billion in total. ABB has been selected by Power grid Corporation of India Ltd. a very narrow patch of land (22 km width x 18 km of length) in the state of West Bengal having borders with Nepal on one side and Bangladesh on the other side.728 kilometers. The partners have a turnkey responsibility for execution. ABB will execute the project together with its partner Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. 6. worth $ 900 million. supply and installation of three HVDC converter stations. India plans to create power pooling points in the North-Eastern region. including system engineering. . The resources are scattered over a large area. The power has to pass through the so called "chicken neck area".) The 800 kV equipment yard at Agra will. for the first time. design. whereas load centers are located several hundreds and even thousands of kilometers away. The link comprises four terminals located at three converter stations with a 33% continuous overload rating and the power transmission system will thus have the possibility to convert 8. The first pooling point (= converter station) of the first Indian 800 kV HVDC link will be located at Biswanath Chariali in the state of Assam in North Eastern region. HVDC is a excellent way to use the available right-of-way very efficiently. while the second converter station will be located near Alipurduar in the state of West Bengal in Eastern region. approximately 65 000 MW. The first stage of the system is scheduled to be operational in 2014 and the second stage in 2015. to transmit clean hydroelectric power from the North-Eastern and Eastern region of India to the city of Agra across a distance of 1. including a 2.000 MW converter capacity.

Simplified single line diagram .

As each converter pole has a nominal rating of 1.000 MW. of poles: Converter: 4 Line: 2 AC voltage: DC voltage: 400 kV (all stations) ±800 kV Length of overhead DC line: 1 728 km Main reason for choosing HVDC: Long distance. the Québec New England HVDC Transmission . Already in 1990-1992 a large scale three terminal transmission link was constructed in North America.500 MW with a continuous overload rating of 2.000 MW. bulk power . This is the second multi-terminal HVDC link that ABB will build. Main data Commissioning year: 2015 Power rating: 6 000 MW (multiterminal) No. it is possible to compensate for loss of any converter pole and still transmit 6. transmitting 2 000 MW. including balancing of the power order to the converters will be performed by the master control to be located in Agra.the first of its kind in the world. The overall control and coordination of the converter poles in the multi-terminal HVDC link.