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NRL signs MoU with AEGCL for Dev. of Infra. to Import Power 30-04-2019

May 6th, 2019 3:16 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) signed an MOU with Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL) for construction of facilities for importing of 120 MW Power from 220 KV Grid owned by AEGCL. The MoU was signed between CGM (Project) NRL, A P Chakraborty and CGM AEGCL -P K Medhi in Guwahati on 29-04-19 in the presence of CGM (Tech) NRL Mr. N Borthakur and other senior officials from both the organizations.

The project includes drawing of 220 kV Overhead power transmission lines of approx. 15 KM length and setting up of 220 KV Sub-Station (S/S) near Numaligarh Refinery.

The MoU will facilitate un-interrupted power supply for seamless refinery operations. It will also help meet the additional power requirement of almost 74 MW for NRL’s upcoming mega Refinery expansion project from existing 3 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA. With the development of transmission infrastructure, NRL will be able to purchase stable power instead of setting up captive plants which is more capital cost intensive. This is also in compliance to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) guideline which encourages use of Grid power instead of Captive power, which bears a direct impact to the environment due to burning of fossil fuels in power plant. Direct access to National Grid will enhance stable power supply, ensuring power security for NRL.

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