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Hitachi is committed towards supporting India in its green energy transition and in ushering a sustainable energy future where every citizen gets access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy. Marking a milestone in building smart, resilient grids for the future, Hitachi Energy has delivered the ground-breaking Raigarh-Pugalur Ultra-High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) Link which can deliver clean electricity generated by wind turbines to more than 80 million people. Powered by Hitachi Energy's state-of-the-art technologies, the bi-directional link will pass through 5 states and transmit 6,000 MW of reliable power over 1,800 kms, between Raigarh in Central India and Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, thereby helping the Government in taking one step closer to achieving its “Power for All” vision.
Making Sustainability the core of its energy transformation, India is leaping ahead to become a global clean energy leader, achieving 175 GW renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW by 20301. The economic powerhouse has pledged to become net-zero by 2070, achieving 500 GW of non-fossil electricity capacity and 50% renewables in the energy mix by 20302. However, the integration of variable & volatile renewable energy in the grid necessitates a flexible and secure power infrastructure that ensures grid security and system reliability. The path-breaking Raigarh-Pugalur UHVDC Link sets a benchmark in building resilient energy infrastructure, with the flexibility to divert power to any region in Central & Southern India, depending on where & when the electricity is needed the most, all from a single location enabled by digitalization. The project leverages advanced technologies to achieve:
By boosting renewable energy, Hitachi is thus helping India advance towards its goals of decarbonizing its energy sector and becoming a clean energy leader.
Leveraging its Social Innovation Business solutions, OT x IT expertise, and a suite of technologies across the power value chain, Hitachi is powering India’s robust economic growth with clean energy and ensuring that people living in the remotest corners of India get access to electricity for a better Quality of Life.
The Raigarh-Pugalur UHVDC link is a testimony to Hitachi’s pioneering technologies in the energy sector that augments Social, Environmental, and Economic values to build a better future for present and future generations.