PM inaugurates 320 KV Pugalur-Thrissur power transmission project

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) - Thrissur (Kerala) power transmission project.

It is a Voltage Source Convertor (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) project and has India's first HVDC link featuring state-of-the-art VSC technology.

Built at a cost of Rs 5,070 crores, it will facilitate transfer of 2000 MW power from the western region and help meet the growth in load for the people of Kerala.

He also dedicated to the nation the 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project, which has been developed under the National Solar Energy Mission. Set up over 250 acres of land spread across Paivalike, Meenja and Chippar villages of Kasaragod district, the project has been built with Centre's investment of around Rs 280 crores. Asianet Online