Alstom T&D India has signed three orders worth approximately €30 million (INR 2202 million) to build two 220 kV and four 132 kV air insulated substations (AIS) for Bihar State Power Transmission Company Limited (BSPTCL). This project is part of India’s 12th Five Year Plan to strengthen Bihar’s 220 kV transmission network. Built across various locations in Bihar state, these substations aim to enhance the capacity of power evacuation systems and improve the power situation. The substations will strengthen the transmission network at 220 kV level with a potential to be further upgraded to 400 kV in future.
Alstom T&D India will construct the 220/132/33 kV turnkey substations as well as the two units of associated 132 kV bay extension in Supaul. Alstom will provide control and relay panel based on the SCADA system, for 16 units of 220 kV bays, 39 units of 132 kV bays plus 52 units of 33 kV bays and other auxiliary equipment. All major equipment will be supplied from Alstom T&D India’s manufacturing facilities.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said, “Bihar is one of the rapidly growing states in India. The state aims to build the T&D infrastructure for the future in the coming years to transport electricity across the entire state. Alstom T&D India is proud to be chosen as the supplier of choice to provide advanced products and solutions towards building the electrical infrastructure of Bihar.”
As per the Census of India 2011, only 16.4 per cent of Bihar's 19 million households have access to electricity. Anticipating growth in the energy sector, both state and central government have planned major investments in T&D sector to improve the power situation in the state.