A partnership for renewable energy has been announced by Sterlite Power, a global developer in power transmission, together with GE T&D India Ltd, Unitech Power Transmission Ltd (UPTL), Tata Projects Ltd (TPL), and Associate Power Structures Pvt. Ltd (APSPL). This partnership will implement state-of-the-art OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and EPC solutions in the execution of its green energy corridor (GEC) project – Lakadia Vadodara Transmission Project Limited (LVTPL).

As part of this collaboration, GE will design, construct, test and commission 765kV GIS substation at Vadodara and 765kV AIS substation at Lakadia in Gujarat. TPL, APSPL and UPTL will provide the engineering procurement and construction-related supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 343 km of transmission lines for the project.

Sterlite Power had won this GEC project last year and it is expected to contribute towards India’s renewable energy target of 175GW by 2022. According to the company, renewable energy is the need of the hour to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions across the globe by creating an alternative to fossil fuel-based energy.

In a press release, Pratik Agarwal, managing director, Sterlite Power, said, ‘With established EPC and OEM partners onboard, we are best prepared to deliver this complex project within the timelines while maintaining highest standards of quality, as well as health and safety of our workforce.’

The company did not respond to CB’s questions on energy capacity and timelines, and the kind of renewable energy that will be produced.