The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 16 July 2015 approved the creation of an intra state transmission system in seven states of the country. The seven states include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
The system will be created at an estimated cost of 8548 crore rupees of which 3419 crore rupees (40 percent of the total coast) will be contributed by National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF). The remaining cost will be met through KfW (German Development Bank) loan (40 percent of the total cost) and remaining 20 percent as State contribution.
The decision was taken during a CCEA meet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The project is proposed to be completed within a period of three to five years.
Activities envisaged under the project includes establishment of 48 new Grid sub-stations of different voltage levels with total transformation capacity around 17100 MVA (Mega Volt Ampere) by installing over 7800 ckt-kms (Circuit Kilometers) of transmission lines in these seven states.
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When: 16 July 2015