Alstom is collaborating with Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd to introduce 1200 kV alternating current transmission equipment in India.
In June 2011, Alstom Grid, through its Indian subsidiary Areva T&D India Limited, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Powergrid to provide ultra high voltage technology for Powergrid’s upcoming 1200 kV UHV AC National Test Station at Bina in Madhya Pradesh province.
The development of this test center will facilitate field testing of equipment prior to commercial deployment of the technology in the country’s first 1200 kV ultra high voltage AC transmission system, at Bina.
According to the MoU, Alstom Grid will provide 1200 kV capacitor voltage transformers (CVTs), disconnectors and digital current transformers. All these high-end products have been developed, manufactured and tested locally in the world class factories at Hosur and Padappai (Chennai).