Arunachal Pradesh marks a historic moment with the inauguration of its first 133/32 KV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein at Nirjuli. With a capacity of 100 MW, the GIS substation is set to meet the region’s energy demands for the next 20-25 years, revolutionizing the power infrastructure.
The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) plays a vital role in this transformative project, overseeing the construction of over 2000 Km of transmission lines in the state. The main focus of the initiative is to reduce transmission losses, which currently stand at 45% in Arunachal Pradesh, thereby enhancing power transmission efficiency and improving the quality of life for residents.
The state government’s dedication to sustainable growth is reflected in its progressive policies, allowing for the smooth drawing of transmission lines through forests and private lands, eliminating potential obstacles. The recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) is expected to attract an impressive investment of INR 1,30,000 Crore, stimulating economic growth and establishing Arunachal Pradesh as a promising investment destination.
Anticipating an annual revenue of around INR 5000 Crore upon project completion, the state looks forward to becoming the highest power generator in the region with the upcoming 2800 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP). This positions Arunachal Pradesh as a powerhouse of energy production, solidifying its role in the energy sector.
The state government remains steadfast in realizing these ambitious goals and envisions a future empowered by its newfound energy prowess.