ABB has successfully commissioned five substations to integrate a 648MW solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. The project was awarded by independent power producer (IPP) Adani Group in 2015, and completed on schedule. The solar photovoltaic project is made up of five plants in a single location. 360MW from the solar project is currently grid-connected and at full capacity this facility will account for nearly 10 percent of the country's current solar capacity of around 7GW.
"We are proud to support the country's clean energy vision and push for solar power which demonstrates its commitment to sustainable growth," said Claudio Facchin, President of ABB's Power Grids division. "This project exemplifies our end-to-end power and automation system integration capabilities and reinforces our commitment to the renewable energy sector, a key component of ABB's Next Level strategy."
ABB's project scope included the design, supply, installation and commissioning related to the solar plant electrification and automation systems. This includes two 230kV and three 110kV outdoor switchyards to connect to the local transmission grid and will enable clean power supply for around 150,000 households based on average national per capita consumption.