The Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) has signed an agreement with Assam Electricity Grid Corp Ltd (AEGCL) for construction of a facility for sourcing power from the grid.
According to the pact signed between the two firms, NRL will set up a facility for importing 120 MW of power from 220 KV grid of the AEGCL, the company said in a statement.
“The project includes drawing of 220 KV overhead power transmission lines of approximately 15 km length and setting up of 220 KV sub-station near Numaligarh Refinery,” it added.
The MoU will facilitate uninterrupted power supply for seamless refinery operations, besides meeting the additional power requirement of almost 74 MW for NRL’s upcoming expansion plans.
“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,” it added.
The MoU was signed between NRL chief general manager (project) AP Chakraborty and his AEGCL counterpart PK Medhi in Guwahati.