BDTCL was incorporated on September 8, 2009. BDTCL entered into a transmission service agreement dated December 7, 2010 and a transmission services agreement dated November 12, 2013 with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (the “BDTCL TSA”). The BDTCL project was awarded to SGL1 by the Ministry of Power on January 31, 2011 for a 35-year period from the scheduled commercial operation date of the BDTCL Project, on a BOOM basis.
BDTCL facilitates the transfer of electricity from coal-fired power generation sources from the states of Odisha and Chhattisgarh to power load centers in India’s western and northern regions. As our largest power transmission power transmission project, BDTCL operates six EHV overhead transmission lines of approximately 944 ckms comprising four 765 kV single circuit lines of approximately 891 ckms and two 400 kV dual circuit lines of approximately 53 ckms. The single circuit lines comprise a approximately 260 ckms line from Jabalpur to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, a approximately 176 ckms line from Bhopal to Indore in Madhya Pradesh, a approximately 192 ckms line from Aurangabad to Dhule in Maharashtra and a approximately 263 ckms line from Dhule (Maharashtra) to Vadodara (Gujarat). The double circuit lines consist of a approximately 36 ckms line within Dhule and a approximately 17 ckms line within Bhopal. In addition, the project includes two 3,000 MVA sub-stations, one each in Bhopal and Dhule.
BDTCL was fully commissioned in June 2015. BDTCL was awarded a Silver Shield for the year 2013-2014 in the category of ‘Early Completion of Transmission Projects’ by the Ministry of Power for its Dhule sub-station.
Details of BDTCL’s transmission lines and sub-stations are set forth as follows:
|Transmission line / Sub-Station||Location||Route length (ckms)||Specifications||Commission date||Contribution to total tariff|
|Jabalpur—Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh||260||765 kV S/C||June 9, 2015||22%|
|Bhopal—Indore||Madhya Pradesh||176||765 kV S/C||November 19, 2014||12%|
|Bhopal—Bhopal (MPPTCL)||Madhya Pradesh||17||400 kV D/C||August 12, 2014||2%|
|Aurangabad—Dhule (IPTC)||Maharashtra||192||765 kV S/C||December 5, 2014||10%|
|Dhule (IPTC)—Vadodara||Maharashtra, Gujarat||263||765 kV S/C||June 13, 2015||16%|
|Dhule (IPTC)—Dhule (MSETCL)||Maharashtra||36||400 kV D/C||December 6, 2014||4%|
|Bhopal Sub-station||Madhya Pradesh||—||2 x 1,500 MVA 765/400 kV||September 30, 2014||17%|
|Dhule Sub-station||Maharashtra||—||2 x 1,500 MVA 765/400 kV||December 6, 2014||17%|