The contract with Bihar State Power Transmission Company will see Alstom build the 220/132/33kV turnkey substations and the two units of related 132kV bay extension in Supaul.

Alstom will also provide control and relay panel based on the SCADA system, for 16 units of 220kV bays, 39 units of 132kV bays, 52 units of 33 kV bays and other auxiliary equipment.

The substations, which will constructed across several locations in state, intends to improve the capacity of power evacuation systems.

The facilities will strengthen the transmission network at 220kV level with a potential to be expanded to 400kV in future.

The project is part of India’s 12th Five Year Plan to strengthen 220kV transmission network in Bihar.

Alstom T&D India managing director Rathin Basu said:"Bihar is one of the rapidly growing states in India. The state aims to build the T&D infrastructure for the future in the coming years to transport electricity across the entire state.

"Alstom T&D India is proud to be chosen as the supplier of choice to provide advanced products and solutions towards building the electrical infrastructure of Bihar."

As per the Census of India 2011, just 16.4% of the state’s 19 million households have access to electricity.

Both state and central governments have planned major investments in T&D sector to enhance the power situation in Bihar.

Image: Alstom T&D India will construct two 220kV and four 132kV air insulated substations in Bihar, India. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.