Sterlite Power Launches Low Loss Conductor for Renewable Segment

Sterlite Power Launches Low Loss Conductor for Renewable Segment

New product will reduce losses by 40% compared to conventional conductors

Conductor will be cost-effective to help companies achieve emission reduction goals

Sterlite Power, a leading global player in power transmission, has developed an innovative solution to drastically reduce losses in the RE segment. The new product is a combination of aluminium conductor, which has least loss as compared to other conventional conductors.

The low loss conductor is highly corrosion resistant, has inherent strength and very high concentration of Aluminium in the define daimeter. It can reduce I²R losses in the transmission line by 40% Compared to ACSR Conductor and up to 30% compared to Al59 Conductor. The Bi-Aluminium conductor is environment friendly and helps in reducing carbon emissions. To illustrate the benefit, let’s consider an example of a RE farm with 50 ckm section of 33 kV line designed to carry 30MW Power with a load factor of 0.3. The use of Sterlite Power’s newly designed Bi-Aluminium 381 sq mm conductor would reduce line losses by 40% compared to an equally sized ACSR Panther conductor. This translates to approximately 1,30,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 30 years. To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to taking approximately 1500 cars off the road.

“Technical losses further erode the already wafer-thin margins of IPP producers. Arresting these losses will have a bottom-line impact. The low loss conductor will be hugely advantageous in this regard, “according to Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power.

About Sterlite Power

Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 13,315 circuit kms and 23,885 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE.