CEA issues draft manual on transmission planning criteria

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued a draft manual on the transmission planning criteria. The planning criteria are primarily meant for planning of the interstate transmission system down to the 132 kV level and the intra-state transmission system down to the 66 kV level, including dedicated transmission lines. The draft manual covers the planning philosophy, the information required from various entities, permissible limits, reliability criteria, broad scope of system studies, modelling and ana­ly­sis, as well as guidelines for transmission planning.