Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has sought a loan assistance of US$ 1,000 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comprising of Sovereign guaranteed loan of US$ 500 million and Non-Sovereign loan of US$ 500 million. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
The Minister further informed that the Loan would be utilized for funding of the following transmission projects including a project under Green Energy Corridor projects in next 3-4 years:
(i) HVDC Bipole link between Western Region (Raigarh, Chhattisgarh) and Southern Region (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu) - North Trichur (Kerala) - Scheme 1: Raigarh-Pugalur 6000 MW HVDC System.
(ii) HVDC Bipole link between Western Region (Raigarh, Chhattisgarh) and Southern Region (Pugalur, Tamil Nadu) - North Trichur (Kerala)- Scheme 3: Pugalur- Trichur 2000 MW VSC based HVDC System.
(iii) Real Time Measurement/ monitoring scheme.
(iv) Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) associated with Green Energy Corridor as under:
a) Ajmer(New) – Bikaner (New) 765 kV D/c
b) Bikaner(New) – Moga (PG) 765 kV D/c
c) LILO of one circuit of 400kV Bhadla- Bikaner (RVPN) line at Bikaner(New)
d) Establishment of 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV S/s at Bikaner (New)