PowerGrid Corporation of India

PowerGrid Corporation Of India

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Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), (, ) is a Navratna state-owned electric utility company headquartered in Gurgaon, India. Power Grid wheels about 51% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network. Power Grid has a pan India presence with around 82,045 Circuit-km of Transmission network and 135 nos. of EHVAC & HVDC sub-stations with a total transformation capacity of 91,945 MVA. The Inter-regional capacity is enhanced to 22400 MW. Power Grid has also diversified into Telecom business and established a telecom network of more than 21,000 km across the country. Power Grid has consistently maintained the transmission system availability over 99.00% which is at par with the International Utilities.

In 1980 the Rajadhyaksha Committee on Power Sector Reforms submitted its report to the Government of India suggesting extensive reforms in the Indian power sector. Based on the recommendations of the Rajadhyaksha Committee, in 1981 the Government of India took the policy decision to form a national power grid which would pave the way for the integrated operation of the central and regional transmission systems. Pursuant to this decision to form a national power grid, PowerGrid was incorporated on October 23, 1989 under the companies Act, 1956 as the National Power Transmission Corporation Limited, with the responsibility of planning, executing, owning, operating and maintaining the high voltage transmission systems in the country. The...
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