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Company Overview
POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED (POWERGRID), the Central Transmission Utility (CTU), is engaged in Bulk Power transmission Its responsibility include planning, coordination, supervision and control over inter-State transmission system and operation of National & Regional Power Grids. Company owns and operates about 97,573ckt kms of transmission lines at 800/765kV, 400kV, 220kV & 132kV EHVAC & +500kV HVDC levels and 159 sub-stations with transformation capacity of about 1,53,308 MVA as on 31st December 2012. This gigantic transmission network, spread over length and breadth of the country, is consistently maintained at an availability of over 99%.

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POWERGRID undertakes various community development schemes under CSR

General Description
POWERGRID was incorporated in 1989 and based on its impeccable performance, Govt. Of India categorised it as the Miniratna Category–I PSU w.e.f. Oct’98. Further, recognizing the role of POWERGRID in the overall development of Indian power sector “Navratna status” was conferred to POWERGRID w.e.f. 1st May, 2008. POWERGRID was listed on Indian Bourses in Sept 2007 and the Company came with Follow on Public offer in November 2010. Presently Govt. of India holding is 69.42% and the balance 30.58% is held by Institutional Investors and public. POWERGRID is playing a strategic role in Indian Power Sector development by establishing & maintaining the power transmission infrastructure which carries around 50% of total power generated in the country. POWERGRID has been instrumental in providing an efficient, reliable and smooth grid operation and management in the country. Since 2009, the Grid Management and operation has been entrusted to Power System and Operation Corporation limited (POSOCO, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of POWERGRID). POWERGRID is committed for Environment preservation and sustainable development. Though transmission projects are non-polluting, the Company developed a detailed corporate strategy document “Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures (ESPP)” in 1998 and has upgraded it from time to time through wide consultations with social bodies, local communities, Govt. agencies, etc. in line with the best International practices. The policy outlines the Company’s approach and commitment to deal with environment and social issues, relating to transmission projects, and lays out management procedures and protocols to address the same. The policy and the initiatives taken by the Company for sustainable development of transmission system are applauded by the multilateral funding agencies like The World Bank & ADB and the same is applicable for all of its projects across the country. The Company has also been pro-active in bringing out the first ‘Sustainability Report’ in power sector, for measuring, disclosing and being accountable to internal and external stakeholders. This has paved way for promoting excellence in organizational performance and towards achieving sustainable development.

Establishment of National Grid
POWERGRID has planned to create a strong and vibrant National Grid in the country in a phased manner to ensure optimum utilization of generating resources, conserve eco-sensitive right of way and accommodate uncertainty of generation plants. Strengthening of National Grid is planned in a phased manner through consolidation of inter-regional connection framework, so as to support the anticipated generation capacity programme of about 88,000 MW during the XII Plan. At the end of XI Plan, the Inter-regional power transfer capacity of National Grid stands at about 28,000 MW. Four power regions of the country namely, North-Eastern, Eastern, Western

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Multi Circuits. This is one of the unique R&D projects in public-private partnership model. visibility and transparency and alsoresulted in better Grid Management and reliable grid operation.e. 11 Nos. Odisha. for overall co-ordination. Compact & Tall Towers.WelcomeToPowerGrid and Northern are now operating as one synchronous grid (same frequency). health. High Surge Impedance Loading Lines. and the power generated is required to be transmitted to load centres across the States and Regions. use of emergency restoration system. to address issues of conserving Right-of-Way (RoW). a separate company ‘Power System Operation Corporation Limited’ (POSOCO). Government of India has envisaged Capacity Addition through private sector participation and a number of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) are setting-up/ plans to set-up power generation plants of different capacity with various time schedules in the country. live line washing of insulators. Tamil Nadu. infrastructure development. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) POWERGRID as a responsible corporate entity has taken up various programmes in different thrust areas like education. Southern Regional grid is connected to this synchronous grid through HVDC links. large scale automation of sub-stations. was formed in 2009 and has been entrusted with the responsibility of Grid Operation and Management.aspx?PId=76&LangID=English[17-01-2013 01:54 PM] . In order to evolve an economical transmission system to transfer such large quantum of power across long distances. The introduction of Ultra High Voltage in the transmission system will enhance power transfer capability of the line and reduce transmission losses and http://www. National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) was established in 2009. For taking up regular CSR activities. the Company has undertaken development of high capacity transmission corridors for evacuation of large quantum of power from various IPP projects. one percent (1%) of Profit after Tax (PAT) for the preceding year has been earmarked as non lapsable budget. These power generation plants are mainly coming up in resource rich states. minimizing impact on natural resources. POWERGRID test-charged 1200kV Single circuit test line alongwith 1200 kV transformer and other equipments. series compensation including Thyristor Control. GIS Mapping. POWERGRID modernised. Sikkim. Jharkhand. High Capacity Power Transmission Corridors have been planned and approved by CERC. The efforts made by POWERGRID have been applauded and earned the goodwill of the local inhabitants. Madhya Pradesh. Technological Development POWERGRID has undertaken several technological innovations. . Andhra Pradesh etc. Being the nodal agency for grant of Long Term Access (LTA) to private producers.powergridindia. For improving the efficiency and management of Grid operations.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/ContentPage. all the Regional Load Dispatch Centres (RLDCs) with the implementation of state-of-the-art Unified Load Despatch & Communication (ULDC) scheme. coordinated development of cost effective transmission corridor. These include high temperature low sag Conductors. etc. The 1200kV UHV AC technology is being developed by POWERGRID for the first time in the world. hotline maintenance. of India directive. i. This shall go a long way in integrated development of transmission system in the country. Modernization of RLDCs contributed in bringing quality and economy in power system operation besides improving data availability. in and around its establishments as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. During FY2011-12. Grid Management Government of India entrusted POWERGRID with additional responsibility of controlling the existing Load Despatch Centres in the country with a view to achieve better Grid management and Operation in the year 1994. flexibility in upgradation of transfer capacity of lines matching with power transfer requirement and for development of an optimal techno economical inter-State transmission system. As per the Govt.. Implementation of these corridors has been taken up by the Company in a phased manner matching with progress of generation projects. Development of Transmission System for Independent Power Producers In order to meet the growing power demand of the country. games & sports etc for improving the standard and quality of life of local people. Taking a step further. Chhattisgarh. a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of POWERGRID.

NHPC.Smart Generation (Renewable and micro grid).P. For evacuation of power from various upcoming HEPs in Bhutan. LV Disconnectors. The World Bank. an asynchronous interconnection between India & Bangladesh through 500MW HVDC back-to-back terminal along with Bheramara (Bangladesh). electric Vehicles and Energy Storage) . Ethiopia. Nepal . for which a pilot project at Puducherry is being implemented phasewise . Peak Load and Power Quality Management. 400kV D/c line between Bhutan & India is under implementation. Smart Grid/ Smart City POWERGRID is taking leadership initiative for implementation of Smart Grid Technology in the country. Adviser to Hon’ble Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations. interconnection between India and Nepal through 400kV Dhalkebar (in Nepal) – Muzaffarpur (in India) D/c transmission line has been planned. In this direction. Punatsangchu-I HEP (in Bhutan)-Alipurduar (in India).UAE . this shall be the longest ±800kV HVDC line in the world. a Joint Venture Company of POWERGRID. Load Despatch and Communication.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/ContentPage. Engineering. In addition. Bushings.) in India. LV Contacts. various interconnections exist between India & Nepal and between India & Bhutan. Synchrophasor Technology). harnessing each other’s capacities and resources in order to address the growing energy need in the region. Smart Transmission (Integration of Renewable Energy Sources. CT. Implementation of ±800 kV. state of the art “On Line High Power Short Circuit Test Facility” at Bina (M. for bulk transfer of power. 6000 MW HVDC Bi-pole of length around 2000km from North Eastern region (Biswanath Chariali in the State of Assam) to Northern Region (Agra in the State of Uttar Pradesh) is under construction. m-Medical).Baharampur (India) 400kV D/c is under implementation. and Smart Public Services (such as e-governance. This shall facilitate high quantum of power transfer. 63 kA for Short-Circuits duties with synthetic methods and the high current withstand capability of electrical equipment such as LV Bus Bar. POWERGRID is keenly participating in projects funded by ADB.aspx?PId=76&LangID=English[17-01-2013 01:54 PM] . The modalities for the implementation of the same are under finalization. On completion of Phase-I. (NHPTL). is the focal point for Government’s activities related to Smart Grid. POWERGRID has also secured consultancy assignments in Afghanistan.powergridindia. e-education. 2009 has been entrusted with the responsibility of establishing a fully independent. headed by Mr Sam Pitroda. Sri lanka . standalone. Further. Outage. Afghanistan. NHPTL Lab would be a unique test facility of its kind in the world to facilitate short circuit testing of transformer upto 765kV. Contracts. created in May. and other foreign organizations in various countries like Kenya. Nigeria and Dubai against stiff competition from international consultants. POWERGRID has taken up development of Smart City. National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt. “India Smart Grid Task Force”. International Co-operation – Towards SAARC Grid POWERGRID is acively participating in developing a road map for SAARC market for electricity on a regional basis to develop a cross country power-grid. http://www. LV breakers. the facilities will be extended for short circuit testing of Switchgears (Circuit Breakers) up to 550kV. Nepal. This will include Smart Distribution (Advance Metering Infrastructure. Bhutan. Presently. an interconnection between India and Sri Lanka through HVDC bipole link including submarine cable for sea portion is being finalised. Telecommunication. Mayanmar. NTPC. Finance and Project Management and offers its services in these areas at national & international level. Subsequently. Ltd. Secretariat of this prestigious forum is now being operated by POWERGRID. Tajikistan & Bangladesh. DVC and CPRI. Bhutan. Consultancy POWERGRID has acquired in-house expertise at par with global standards in the field of Planning. Middle-east Asia & African countries and is providing consultancy services. The Company has emerged as a strong player in transmission sector in South Asia. LV switchgear. as per National (BIS) and International (IEC) Standards. the Company has implemented Smart Grid Pilot Project using WAMS for the first time in India. Once implemented. Design. Further.WelcomeToPowerGrid minimise Right of Way requirement. Under Phase-I the facilities are being created for short circuit testing of Power Transformers ranging from 11 kV to 765 kV class.

Awards and Accolades POWERGRID has continuously met the challenging targets set under Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Power. PAS 99:2006 integrating requirement of ISO 9001:2008 (Quality). leveraging its country wide transmission infrastructure.000 km Telecom Network and connectivity has been provided to all metros. POWERGRID has been bestowed with ‘Scope Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management (200809) – Large Scale PSE Category. of India. POWERGRID also stands audited for Social Accountability Standard. The project envisages a gigantic 3 layer Telecom network of all knowledge centres across the country such as IITs. Presently. POWERGRID has installed over 25. Tenders updates RTI Events Applications Green Grid Sitemap Quick links Feedback PhotoGallery Contact Us Latest http://www. POWERGRID received three Gold Shields and two Silver Shields for Transmission System Availability and one Silver Shield for Early Completion of Transmission Project.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/ContentPage. POWERGRID is one of the few telecom players with a marked presence in remote areas and is providing highly reliable services to various customers. Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. MoU rating of the Company has consistently been in the highest bracket (“Excellent”) since signing of its first MoU with Ministry of Power upto 2010-11. Further. etc. Rail Tel in its joint venture – Bharat Broadband Network Limited. IISc. Jammu & Kashmir.powergridindia. SA 8000:2008. on high speed connectivity. and Govt of India for being the top performer in the Energy Sector. Further. The Company has acquired IP-I. Six projects of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) have recently bagged the prestigious National Awards for Meritorious Performance in Power Sector instituted by the Government of India for the year 2009-10 & 2010-11. Further. The Company was conferred with ‘MoU Excellence Award’ for FY 2008-09 by the Department of Public Enterprises. The Company is one of the implementing agencies for the prestigious National Knowledge Network project of Govt. POWERGRID is also a part of prestigious National Optical Fibre Network project of Government of India along with BSNL. The Company is poised to get “Excellent” rating for FY 2011-12 as well. POWERGRID has taken initiatives to lease its transmission tower infrastructure assets to telecom operators in order to add better business value to its existing telecom operation. major cities & towns including State capitals in North-Eastern Region.aspx?PId=76&LangID=English[17-01-2013 01:54 PM] . ISO 14001:2004 (Environment) & OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) after extensive audit. etc.WelcomeToPowerGrid Telecom POWERGRID diversified into Telecom business to utilize spare telecommunication capacity of its Unified Load Dispatch Centre (ULDC) schemes. ISP ‘A’ and NLDO licences to provide a variety of services. As a part of this. POWERGRID achieved unique distinction of being First Power Utility and Second Company in the world to get certified with Integrated Management System (IMS) as per Publicly Available Specification.

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