PowerGrid has successfully completed and charged 220 kV S/c Leh - Khalsti Line section of 220 KV S/c Alusteng (Srinagar) - Leh Transmission line, along with 220/66 kV GIS sub-stations at Leh and Khalsti on 31st October, 2017. This is the first time in the country that any 220 kV voltage level substation is built at such a high altitude of over 11500 ft.
This is a prestigious project for extending Grid connectivity to difficult geographical areas of Leh-Ladhakh Region in Jammu & Kashmir. Implementation of Srinagar-Leh Transmission System has been entrusted to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).
Commissioning of these elements will facilitate delivery of power from the Nimmo Bazgo (3 x 15 MW) Hydro-electric power stations in Leh-Ladhakh Region, with reliability.
Balance sections of this project, namely Khalsti-Kargil-Drass-Alusteng (Srinagar) section is under progress, which upon completion, will facilitate Transfer of power to Ladakh region, directly from Northern Grid, in all seasons, with reliability.