Adani commissions power line for key Indian wind power corridor

Adani Energy Solutions has commissioned the Karur Transmission project to transport 2.5GW of wind power from the Karur/Tiruppur Wind Energy Zone, a key wind corridor in Tamil Nadu, India.

The transmission project will transport power from a key wind corridor in Tamil Nadu, India (Image credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The project will also strengthen India’s southern regional grid and support the integration of renewable energy sources on a large scale, the company said.

Supporting India's aim to achieve 500GW of green energy by 2030, it will provide industrial, commercial, and residential consumers with enhanced access to reliable and clean energy, Adani added.

The work included building the 400/230 kV, 1000 MVA Karur Pooling Station, and the associated line in and line out (LILO) of the 400 kV D/C transmission line.

‘Minimising ecological impact’

The company secured the project through the tariff-based competitive bidding route in December 2021 for a period of 35 years, on a build, own, operate, and maintain basis.

Adani, the largest private sector power transmission company in India, said that despite numerous challenges, it executed the project in “a fast-track mode, taking into consideration the topological challenges while minimising ecological impact”.


Several innovative approaches were employed in the work, including use of high-boom lifts and cranes for erecting tower and advanced cybersecurity endpoint solutions using the latest SCADA system. The project also involved round-the-clock work in multiple shifts, allowing for enhanced progress.