Indian power transmission industry forms SANQALP

Indian power transmission industry form SANQALP

SANQALP is a big step towards achieving global standards in the Indian power transmission industry.

Sterlite Power has joined hands with India’s leading power transmission players to announce common benchmark practices for QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) in the sector. These benchmarks will focus on institutionalizing Quality and HSE practices. This charter will operate under the jointly created forum SANQALP (Safety and Quality Association of Leading Partners) which will be launched during the Gridtech 2019.

India requires about Rs 2.7 lakh crore till FY22 to build the additional electricity transmission system in the country, according to the National Electricity Plan (NEP) on transmission. The charter will help streamline the commissioning process to build reliable and quality assets while ensuring safety in each step at work.

Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, Global Infra Business, Sterlite Power, said, “SANQALP is a big step towards achieving global standards in the Indian power transmission industry. The country will benefit immensely from this initiative and I welcome our partners in this journey towards addressing challenges in Quality & HSE practices.”

Shankar Rajgopalan, VP – Quality, HSE, Sustainability & Business Excellence, Tata Projects, said, “Indian transmission sector is seeing one of the most exciting & transformational journeys of late. I appreciate Sterlite Power taking the lead in charting the QHSE agenda and pioneering the evolution of industry standards in collaboration with the other transmission companies. I am positive that SANQALP will usher in a new era in redefining the sector and its operations.”