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Sterlite Power commissions green energy corridor project in Gujarat

Published on March 06, 2023
Current Context: Sterlite Power has successfully commissioned its largest green energy corridor project called Lakadia-Vadodara Transmission Project Limited (LVTPL) in Gujarat on Monday.The project was built with an investment of ₹2,024 crore and connects the substation at Lakadia to Vadodara through a 335 km long 765 kV double-circuit transmission line.
Sterlite Power commissions green energy corridor project in Gujarat
  • The project aims to deliver more than 5,000 MW of power from renewable rich regions of Bhuj and Kutch to the national grid, a step towards accelerating India's transition towards a greener economy.
  • The project will also help reduce carbon emissions by about 4.6 million tonnes per year and save about 3.6 billion litres of water per year that would have been otherwise consumed by thermal power plants.
  • The project was awarded to Sterlite Power by PFC Consulting Limited under Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) mechanism and was completed ahead of schedule despite challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The project was inaugurated by Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh through a virtual event.
  • The project will enable evacuation of 8.5 GW of renewable energy from Gujarat to other states and help India achieve its target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.
  • The project has also created employment opportunities for over 1,500 people during construction and will generate revenue for the state through taxes and royalties.
  • The project is part of the Green Energy Corridor (GEC) initiative by the Ministry of Power to facilitate large-scale grid integration of renewable energy sources.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the substation that connects to Vadodara through a 335 km long 765 kV double-circuit transmission line as part of the project? 
a. Lakadia 
b. Bhuj 
c. Kutch 
d. Ahmedabad
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