Siemens Ltd. said it recently won an order worth approximately Rs. 317 crores from Bihar Grid Company Ltd., a joint venture between Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd. and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. This is Siemens’ first GIS substation order from BGCL and also marks the establishment of the first 220 kV GIS in the state of Bihar.
Bihar Grid Company Ltd. was formed by the Bihar Government in a joint venture with PGCIL, for strengthening and augmenting the transmission system in the State. It is expected that more than 6000 MW electricity will be available to the state from different sources by 2017. The state-wide transmission of this bulk power will require construction of new transmission grids, sub-stations and transmission lines of 400/220/132 kV levels.
Proper handling and transmission of bulk power is important for state utilities to maintain a stable and assured supply of power, which is crucial for attracting industrial investments. Siemens’ cost-effective solutions for transmission and distribution of bulk power such as Gas Insulated Switchgear provide a trouble free and reliable service to state utilities.