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Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL) announces commissioning of 800 MW supercritical thermal unit in Karnataka

India: Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited, a state-owned enterprise commissioned an 800 MW unit at Raichur district of Karnataka. The unit commissioned is a part of 2x800 MW Yemarus Thermal Power Station. The second unit of Yemarus is also under the final stage of completion. BHEL was responsible for designing, manufacturing and commissioning of generators and turbines in the plant accompanied by civil works associated with the construction of plant.

Techsci Research depicts that the development of new unit Yemarus power plant will foster the growth of power sector in the state. It will help in meeting the growing demand for electricity due to rising consumption. The development of projects will lead to the construction power Transmission and Distribution(T&D) network needed for evacuation of power from generating stations to the end customers. Power Transmission and Distribution transformers are a critical component of T&D network. The development of power transmission and distribution infrastructure will pave the way for growth of power and distribution transformer sector in the country.

According to a recently released report of TechSci Research, India Power & Distribution Transformers Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the power and distribution transformers market in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% till 2020. Power transformers contribute a major portion in overall market revenues due to their higher price points. Under the 12thfive year plan (2012-2017), Indian government allocated US$ 200 billion for strengthening the country’s power generation, transmission and distribution sector.

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