THE IN-HOUSE developments of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) got commercial recognition in the form of an order, secured by the company’s Transmission Business Group, for an indigenously developed device for use in high-voltage (400 kV) transmission lines.
The first-of-its-kind Controlled Shunt Reactor (CSR) has been developed by BHEL in-house, said a BHEL release. The device, which operates automatically, depending on system requirement in less than 10 milliseconds, improves power transfer capability of transmission lines and reduces system losses, besides improving system stability in high-voltage transmission lines.
This development has opened a new line of business for BHEL for meeting export and domestic requirements in high-voltage transmission systems, claimed the release.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has received the first commercial order for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of an 80 MVAR, 400 kV CSR at Karad Substation on Karad-Lonikand line on turnkey basis from Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited.
The contract will be completed in a schedule of 18 months. The reactor transformer for the CSR will be manufactured at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s Bhopal plant, while the company’s Electronics Division, Bangalore, will supply the control equipment.