Bhubaneswar: The Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA), India’s leading fully integrated producer of value-added ferrochrome, has replaced the existing 550 Amp capacity conductor with 800 Amp capacity HTLS conductor, enabling power transmission up to 160 MW of power against 110 MW earlier. Such replacement has been done for the first time in Odisha’s power sector.
HTLS is the latest state-of-the-art conductor having a huge carrying capacity and does not sag due to temperature and flow of current. The IMFA has reduced the transmission losses to minimal by replacing the conductor and enhancing the power carrying capacity of the existing transmission lines.
The earlier power supplied through the 132-KV ICCL Grid—Choudwar grid line of thwe Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd was not adequate to handle the power flow due to enhanced capacity of the IMFA’s CGP at Choudwar.
With an investment of about `2.5 crore in the project the new HTLS transmission lines would carry over 150 MW and be a great help to the localities of Choudwar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Salepur by way of improvement of voltage and grid stability.
IMFA MD and CEO Subhrakant Panda said, “The replacement of the conductor, first of its kind in Odisha, will lead to enhanced power supply in terms of voltage to more households, thereby fuelling the power sector in the State.”