Powerlinks Transmission (Powerlinks) was set up as a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Power and Power Grid Corporation of India in 2003. Powerlinks owns inter-state transmission lines which have been established for evacuation of power from the 1020 MW Tala hydro-electric project in Bhutan and surplus power from the eastern and north-east regions. The company is an example of public–private partnership in the transmission sector in India.
Powerlinks is a certified ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 company, with a commitment to safety and environment issues.
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The company has implemented 400 kV transmission lines between Siliguri in West Bengal and Mandola in Uttar Pradesh (near New Delhi), covering a distance of 1166 km. The lines have been successfully operational since September 2006. The 400 kV Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur line has facilitated the inter-regional synchronous inter-connection of the northern region with north-east, eastern and western regions (with a combined installed capacity of 84,000 MW). The company has been successful in maintaining the availability of lines at above 99 per cent consistently.
Powerlinks' corporate office is located in New Delhi, India. Project offices are located in Siliguri, Lucknow and Muzaffarpur and site offices in Mandola, Dalkhola, Gorakhpur, Saharsa, Bareilly and Purnea.