Vijai Electricals Limited, a Hyderaba- based company and one of the largest and leading manufacturers–exporters of Power and Distribution Transformers celebrated the handing over of the world’s Highest voltage Power Transformer on July 17, 2011, to Power Grid Corp. of India. In a glittering ceremonial function, C. Damodar Raja Narasimha – Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh handed over the 333-MVA, 1200-kV class, Ultra High Voltage Power Transformer to S.K. Chaturverdi, the Chairman & Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.
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. 1200-kV AC will be the highest transmission voltage (UHV) in the world.
To develop this Frontier Technology indigenously, Power Grid Corporation of India took a lead to establish a 1200-kV test station at Bina (Madhya Pradesh) with an experimental line of 1.6 km and this transformer developed by Vijai Electricals Ltd. will be installed at the substation.
Welcoming the guests on the occasion, Jai Ramesh, the CMD of Vijai Electricals Limited informed, “Vijai Electricals created a history when its magnum opus, 333-MVA, 1200-kV single phase auto transformer was successfully developed with in-house technology, know-how and expertise, at our manufacturing facilities at Rudraram works, Hyderabad.”