The Dhanonda substation is scheduled for completion in 2011, and will comprise fifteen 400kV bays and three 220kV bays, as well as three 315 MVA, 400/220kV power transformers. Other ABB products in the order include high-voltage circuit breakers, instrument transformers and power line carrier communication equipment.

The substation will also be equipped with the latest IEC 61850 substation automation system to facilitate open communication between the control and protection devices within the substation and beyond. ABB is responsible for the system engineering, civil works, supply, installation, commissioning and overall project management.

HVPNL is responsible for building, operating and maintaining substations and transmission lines in the Indian state of Haryana. Other recent ABB orders from HVPNL include the construction of seven 220kV and three 132kV substations, part of the state’s initiative to upgrade its power transmission grid.

Biplab Majumder, vice chairman and managing director of ABB India, said: “The substation equipped with latest technologies will play a significant role in strengthening the transmission grid of India. They will also improve the reliability and efficiency of the transmission grid.”