June 15, 2016: The Swedish-Swiss multinational firm ABB , which has its headquarters in Zurich, has declared that it has commissioned five substations to add a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project in Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. ABB confirmed in a report that the solar photovoltaic project which consists of five plants in a solitary location is the biggest of its kind in the entire globe.
The company further informed that 360 MW from the solar project is at present grid-connected and at packed capacity this project will account for almost 10% t of India’s current solar capacity of about seven gigawatts (GW).
Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids unit said that the company is proud to support the Indi’s clean and green energy vision and thrust for solar power which shows the nation’s pledge to sustainable expansion.
648 MW solar project in Tamil Nadu to be added to national grid
This project demonstrates the company’s automation system integration and end-to-end power capabilities and strengthens the commitment to the renewable energy division, Facchin added.
The company’s project consisted of the design, supply, installation and commissioning connected with solar plant electrification and mechanization structure. These are two 230 kilovolt (kV) and three 110 kV outdoor switchyards to join to the local transmission grid.