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The 1.2 million volt transformer is being installed at the national test station at Bina, Madhya Pradesh

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Power & Energy ABB energises transformer at world record voltage level

Mar 27, 2017

ABB recently developed, manufactured and energised a 1,200-kilovolt (kV) ultrahigh voltage power transformer to support India’s plans to build a 1,200 kV transmission system

ABB recently developed, manufactured and energised a 1,200-kilovolt (kV) ultrahigh voltage power transformer to support India’s plans to build a 1,200 kV transmission system, supplementing the existing 400 kV and 800 kV transmission grid as demand for electricity increases in the country. This 1.2 million volt transformer represents the highest alternating current voltage level in the world and is installed at the national test station at Bina, Madhya Pradesh, as part of a collaborative initiative by the country’s central transmission utility, Power Grid Corporation of India.

Speaking about this initiative, Pitamber Shivnani, Local Division Manager, ABB Power Grids Division, India, said, “This is a milestone achievement underscoring ABB’s rich history and technology leadership in India. The achievement is a testimony to our customer commitment and comes at a time when India has resumed focus on high and ultra-high voltage transmission in line with development of large-scale renewable energy projects.” The transformer was manufactured and tested at ABB’s facility in Vadodara.

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