ABB links Tamil Nadu solar project to national grid


New Delhi : ABB, a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation, announced on Monday that it had commissioned five substations to integrate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project in Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. The project was awarded by independent power producer Adani Group in 2015 and completed on schedule, the company said in a BSE filing on Monday.

According to statement, the solar photovoltaic project – made up of five plants in a single location, is the largest of its kind in the world. “360 MW from the solar project is currently grid-connected and at full capacity this facility will account for nearly 10 per cent of the country’s current solar capacity of around seven gigawatts (GW).”

“We are proud to support the country’s clean energy vision and push for solar power which demonstrates its commitment to sustainable growth,” Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids division said. “This project exemplifies our end-to-end power and automation system integration capabilities and reinforces our commitment to the renewable energy sector.”

ABB’s project included the design, supply, installation and commissioning related to the solar plant electrification and automation systems. This includes two 230 kilovolt (kV) and three 110 kV outdoor switchyards to connect to the local transmission grid.