GE Vernova to Supply Shunt Reactors for India’s National Grid

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GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business will supply 765 kV shunt reactors for electricity transmission projects conducted by the Power Grid Corporation of India.

GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions division has been awarded multi-million-dollar orders from the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) for the supply of 765 kV shunt reactors to several transmission projects in India. Through these projects, PGCIL will integrate renewable energy into the national electricity grid and enhance electricity transmission within India, specifically in regions such as Rajasthan and Karnataka.

“These orders underscore our commitment to supporting India's ambitious renewable energy goals and strengthening its electricity transmission infrastructure," said Eric Chaussin, Power Transmission Business Leader of Grid Solutions, GE Vernova. “This highlights our technical capability in designing and manufacturing oil-filled reactors, including 765 kV shunt reactors. This equipment plays a crucial role in enhancing grid stability and efficiency, especially in the context of integrating large-scale renewable energy projects.”


These reactor orders will be executed through GE T&D India, which is a listed entity of GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business in India. GE T&D is responsible for providing the equipment package, including design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, construction, and commissioning of the 765 kV-class reactors at designated transmission substations. Shunt reactors will be manufactured at the entity’s Vadodara plant and are scheduled for delivery in 2025 and 2026.

Shunt reactors are primary components of power transmission systems that help maintain voltage levels and improve grid stability. The electrical system is stabilized by balancing the voltage levels along long-distance transmission lines. This balancing ensures that electricity flows smoothly and efficiently, reducing the risk of power outages and ensuring a reliable supply of electricity to homes and businesses.

"We are delighted to support PGCIL in the modernization of India's grid infrastructure through the supply of locally manufactured equipment in alignment with the government’s Make in India initiative,” said Sandeep Zanzaria, MD & CEO of GE T&D India. “To date, we have successfully manufactured and supplied over 600 transformers and reactors of 765 kV class from our Power Transformer facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, to customers in India and abroad, solidifying our position as a leading manufacturer of such equipment in India.”