- Entailing conversion of fixed line reactors to switchable line reactors with the purpose of curtailing outages, this extra high-voltage substation project will go a long way in strengthening northern grid
- The project, which will cater to a population of 7 crore spread over UP, Haryana and Rajasthan, is scheduled for completion by February 2020
Chandigarh: Hartek Power, the EPC arm of the Chandigarh-based Hartek Group, has bagged a prestigious order from the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) for augmenting an extra high-voltage 400-KV substation project spread over three states.
Encompassing Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, the project will cater to a population of about 7 crore. The scope of work of the project entails complete execution of the substation package involving conversion of fixed line reactors into switchable line reactors with the purpose of curtailing outages. The project, which will go a long way in strengthening the northern grid, is scheduled for completion by February 2020.
Under this PGCIL project, Hartek Power will convert fixed line reactors to switchable Line reactors so that these devices can be optimally used to curtail line outages at 400-KV substations located in Ballia and Sohawal in Uttar Pradesh, Kankroli in Rajasthan and Abdullapur in Haryana.
Current-limiting devices which counter rapid variations in voltage, reactors stabilise the frequency at which electricity is transmitted and distributed by filtering the disturbances in the power system. Switchable line reactors have a distinct advantage over fixed line reactors as unlike fixed line reactors, they can better deal with the surges in voltage by deactivating the flow and cutting off the supply. Fixed line reactors, on the other hand, can only regulate the flow of voltage and are more prone to breakdowns as they have to run continuously with no provision of shutting down and disconnecting the flow.
Working on a war footing to augment the transmission and distribution infrastructure in sync with the unprecedented increase in power generation in recent years, the PGCIL is heavily investing in upgrading low and high-voltage substations to extra high-voltage substations so as to ease the pressure on transmission lines caused by rapid surges in electricity flow.
Hailing the order as an acknowledgement of Hartek Power’s unmatched expertise in executing extra high-voltage substations and transmission lines, Hartek Group Chairman and Managing Director Hartek Singh said, “It’s a big honour for us to be awarded this prestigious order by the Power Grid Corporation of India. We are gratified that we have got this opportunity to contribute to nation building by being part of such an important T&D project.”
A pioneer in setting up power systems, Hartek Power has created immense value in the T&D value chain, as reflected in its execution of more than 200 high-voltage and extra high-voltage substations and transmission lines.
About Hartek Group
Based in Chandigarh, the Hartek Group is one of India’s fastest growing concerns catering to the power sector through five strategic business units—Power Systems, Rooftop Solar, Power Distribution Products, Fuel Services and Smart Cities/Smart Grids. An integrated conglomerate contributing immensely to the entire power sector value chain, the Hartek Group also manufactures a complete range of power distribution equipment/solutions catering to the needs of the industry as well as utilities under Hartek India Pvt Ltd. Having a long-standing tie-up with reputed global suppliers like Siemens and Schneider Electric, the Hartek Group has secured more than 3,000 clients since its inception 27 years ago.
Its flagship company, Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, is one of India’s most valued Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies with expertise in executing high-voltage substation turnkey projects. Held in high esteem for timely execution of projects and high quality standards, Hartek Power provides complete EPC solutions on substations and transmission lines to the industry, independent power producers and utilities. Formerly known as Amtek Energy & Power Pvt Ltd, Hartek Power has been able to create immense value in the T&D value chain, as reflected in its execution of more than 150 high-voltage and extra high-voltage substations and transmission lines. Hartek Power also provides complete solar EPC and turnkey solutions. It has so far connected 1,143 MW of solar power to the grid for leading IPPs.
Taking its rooftop solar business division to the next level to tap the huge opportunities brought by the rapidly growing market for rooftop photovoltaic plants, the Hartek Group had embarked onHartek Solar Pvt Ltd one year ago.