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19th Nov. 2010
CG delivers India's first 1200 KV Power Product

This is a moment CG will cherish for a long time to come. Today CG is proud to announce the delivery of their first 1200 kV product to the UHV research station of POWER GRID at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.


This 1200 kV Capacitive Voltage Transformer (CVT) is the first Indian product, conceived, designed and successfully developed indigenously at its Nashik plant. With this development CG becomes the first Indian company to successfully develop & deliver a 1200 kV Ultra High Voltage product to the ambitious Indian T&D project.


By delivering the world`s highest KV class product indigenously, CG once again affirms its leadership position in Indian T & D arena and has taken a giant leap in their quest to become a global leader.





1200 KV UHV AC System in India & CG :


Development of a 1200 kV UHV AC system, the highest AC system in the world, is an Indian dream to tackle the ever growing power demand which is expected to be over 400 GW by 2020. Although many countries in the world like USSR, Japan, America & Italy have made great progress in the research of 1200KV ultra high voltage AC transmission system only China has recently established the commercial 1100 kV system successfully.


Indian experience is rich in 420 kV and limited in 765 kV AC systems. The need for bulk transfer at ultra high voltage levels in India in the coming years is inevitable. Hence indigenous development of this highest transmission system in the world is a major task with available time and expertise. The task spear headed by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd ( PGCIL) involves, establishing a research station with an experimental 1200 kV transmission line ( 1km line at Bina in Madhya Pradesh) to study performance of various equipments, environmental effects and operational difficulties which are not envisaged currently and develop the commercial lines in due course. However the real challenge was to develop the first of its kind UHV products indigenously.


CG is a major force in Indian power sector and is one of the main partners in this Indian dream. CG has been in the forefront of technology development and fulfilling the new requirements of its customers in India and abroad. When the entire world looked at the Herculean task with reservation, CG was one of the first partners to have volunteered to take up this challenge of developing three major products required for 1200 kV system indigenously. Following are products CG has promised to develop in India.


  • 1200 kV, 333 MVA Power Transformer
  • 1200 kV Capacitive Voltage Transformer ( CVT )
  • 1200 kV Surge arrester


Today CG is proud to deliver the 1200 kV CVT which has been indigenously developed & manufactured at S1 division, Nasik. The product was extensively tested for its performance characteristics at CG’s EHV lab at Nasik and also at Central Power Research Institute, Hyderabad.


“Talking on this achievement, Mr SM Trehan, MD of CG  said,  “Leading edge technology and World class manufacturing are the two driving forces with which CG is forging ahead to be a world leader in the global T&D arena. This successful development of 1200 kV CVT is a mile stone in our endeavor”.


“This is indeed a proud moment for us. Honoring our commitments and delivering as promised has been our strength and this achievement only reaffirms it”, echoes Mr JG Kulkarni, VP-CG Power (ASIA).


“Mr. Vivek Moroney, General Manager, Instrument Transformer, Condenser Bushing and Surge Arrestors said the delivery of this UHV class product is a testimony to CG’s contribution to the new and advanced technologies in generation, transmission and distribution segments of the power sector.


CG will also deliver the other 2 products soon which are at advanced stages of developments. 



Sharing success with the Indian committee :


On 10th of Jan 2009, the success story was shared with all the members of 1200 kV Indian steering committee along with PGCIL officials, at CG`s Nasik factory.


Indeed it was a moment of joy for everyone involved in this ambitious Indian power project.



National recognition :



This achievement was well recognized by the Indian Power community when it awarded CG the coveted "India Power 2009 (Innovation & Technology)" award.


The award was presented by Mr. B Solanki, Minister of State for Power, on 17th Nov 2009, in New Delhi.

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