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NERPC approves 132 KV double circuit transmission line from Roing-Chapakhowa

The North Eastern Regional Power Committee (NERPC) on Thursday approved 132 KV double circuit transmission line between Roing in Aurnachal Pradesh and Chapakhowa in Assam.

The line will be the second injection point from North East Region Grid to Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project (RHEP)-Daporijo-Aalo-Pasighat-Roing-Tezu-Namsai.

The Committee in its 20th meeting in Guwahati on Thursday also approved in principle, (subject to clearance from North Eastern Regional Standing Committee on Transmission), for the 220 KV double circuit transmission line from Kathalguri-Namsai.

This line will be the third injection point from NER grid and both this lines will further improve the reliability of grid and improve longer quantity drawal of power.

Arunachal Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who also attended the meeting, appealed to NERPC and Powergrid to expedite the process of early construction of 132 KV double circuit transmission line from Roing-Chapakhowa and 220 KV double circuit transmission line from Kathalguri-Namsai, an official release said in Itanagar.

Once completed, the transmission line will improve the reliability of grid system in the state. Such smaller interconnections between states would be indispensable at the times of grid contingencies and shutdown planning, it said.

Mein, who also holds the power portfolio, earlier highlighted at the meeting on the reliability of grid in the state which is a big issue because of its long radial feeder starting from RHEP (Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project) to Namsai.

He told the gathering that availability of more interconnection would give more flexibility of grid management and this will also improve the state’s Available Transfer Capability.

Apprising that Arunachal Pradesh have boundless natural endowments like enormous hydro power potential reserves which can make the Northeast a game changer in power sector industry in the country, Mein said that such natural gift to the region is an opportunity for all to become the highest hydro power producer not only in India but also in the international electricity market.

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