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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates POWERGRID’s 320 kV 2000 MW Pugalur - Thrissur HVDC project

 (FastMailNews) -The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated today POWERGRID’s 320 kV 2000 MW Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) - Thrissur (Kerala) HVDC project in presence of Governor of Kerala Respected Shri Arif Mohammad Khan; Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan; Minister of State (IC) (Power and New Renewable energy) & Minister of State (Skilled Development & Entrepreneurship); Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs(I/C), Civil Aviation(I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri; Shri M.M Mani, Minister for Electricity, Govt. of Kerela; Shri Rajmoha Unnithan, Member of Parliament Kasaragod and Shri M.M Kamaruddin, MLA Manjeshwaram and senior officials of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, State Govt. of Kerala, POWERGRID and THDCIL on 19 February, 2021. The event was held over video conference. Prime Minister also dedicated a 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project to the nation.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the development works starting today are spread across all parts of Kerala and cover a wide range of sectors. They will power and empower the beautiful state of Kerala, whose people are making rich contributions to India’s progress.

 

He said that the 2000 Megawatt  state of the art Pugalur – Thrissur High Voltage Direct Current  system inaugurated today is the first HVDC interconnection of Kerala with National Grid and will facilitate transfer of huge quantum of power to meet the growing power demands of the State. This is also the first time the VSC converter technology has been introduced in the Country for transmission. He added Kerala is largely dependent on import of power from the National Grid due to its seasonal nature of internal power generation and HVDC system helps to bridge the gap. He expressed happiness that the HVDC equipment used in this project has been made in India and gives strength to it’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat movement.

 

 

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