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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%.
Our Growth Story
POWERGRID undertakes various community development schemes under CSR
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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the Company has undertaken development of high capacity transmission corridors for evacuation of large quantum of power from various IPP projects. For improving the efficiency and management of Grid operations. The 1200kV UHV AC technology is being developed by POWERGRID for the first time in the world.e. minimizing impact on natural resources. High Surge Impedance Loading Lines. POWERGRID modernised. High Capacity Power Transmission Corridors have been planned and approved by CERC. for overall co-ordination. GIS Mapping.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/ContentPage. coordinated development of cost effective transmission corridor. a separate company ‘Power System Operation Corporation Limited’ (POSOCO). all the Regional Load Dispatch Centres (RLDCs) with the implementation of state-of-the-art Unified Load Despatch & Communication (ULDC) scheme. in and around its establishments as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. For taking up regular CSR activities. . large scale automation of sub-stations.
POWERGRID has undertaken several technological innovations. Madhya Pradesh. These include high temperature low sag Conductors. In order to evolve an economical transmission system to transfer such large quantum of power across long distances. series compensation including Thyristor Control. to address issues of conserving Right-of-Way (RoW). 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.powergridindia. etc. Chhattisgarh. Being the nodal agency for grant of Long Term Access (LTA) to private producers. hotline maintenance. The efforts made by POWERGRID have been applauded and earned the goodwill of the local inhabitants.
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. During FY2011-12. use of emergency restoration system. of India directive. Andhra Pradesh etc. a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of POWERGRID. Tamil Nadu.aspx?PId=76&LangID=English[17-01-2013 01:54 PM]
. one percent (1%) of Profit after Tax (PAT) for the preceding year has been earmarked as non lapsable budget. visibility and transparency and alsoresulted in better Grid Management and reliable grid operation. Southern Regional grid is connected to this synchronous grid through HVDC links. As per the Govt. Jharkhand. Sikkim. POWERGRID test-charged 1200kV Single circuit test line alongwith 1200 kV transformer and other equipments. 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. live line washing of insulators. and the power generated is required to be transmitted to load centres across the States and Regions. was formed in 2009 and has been entrusted with the responsibility of Grid Operation and Management. i.WelcomeToPowerGrid and Northern are now operating as one synchronous grid (same frequency). Implementation of these corridors has been taken up by the Company in a phased manner matching with progress of generation projects. infrastructure development. Modernization of RLDCs contributed in bringing quality and economy in power system operation besides improving data availability. Compact & Tall Towers. These power generation plants are mainly coming up in resource rich states. This shall go a long way in integrated development of transmission system in the country. games & sports etc for improving the standard and quality of life of local people.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
POWERGRID as a responsible corporate entity has taken up various programmes in different thrust areas like education. Multi Circuits. This is one of the unique R&D projects in public-private partnership model.
Development of Transmission System for Independent Power Producers
In order to meet the growing power demand of the country.. 11 Nos. 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. Taking a step further. Odisha. National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) was established in 2009. health.
Tajikistan & Bangladesh. Nepal . Load Despatch and Communication. Adviser to Hon’ble Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations. Under Phase-I the facilities are being created for short circuit testing of Power Transformers ranging from 11 kV to 765 kV class. In addition.
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Smart Grid/ Smart City
POWERGRID is taking leadership initiative for implementation of Smart Grid Technology in the country. a Joint Venture Company of POWERGRID. Ethiopia. headed by Mr Sam Pitroda. 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. NHPC. Bhutan. Further. DVC and CPRI. Peak Load and Power Quality Management. (NHPTL). POWERGRID is keenly participating in projects funded by ADB. Outage. NTPC.) in India. LV Contacts. Nepal. Once implemented. Finance and Project Management and offers its services in these areas at national & international level. Presently. This will include Smart Distribution (Advance Metering Infrastructure. LV switchgear. an interconnection between India and Sri Lanka through HVDC bipole link including submarine cable for sea portion is being finalised. CT. harnessing each other’s capacities and resources in order to address the growing energy need in the region. Mayanmar.Baharampur (India) 400kV D/c is under implementation. Smart Transmission (Integration of Renewable Energy Sources. On completion of Phase-I. various interconnections exist between India & Nepal and between India & Bhutan. for which a pilot project at Puducherry is being implemented phasewise . The World Bank. as per National (BIS) and International (IEC) Standards. Further.
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.
POWERGRID has acquired in-house expertise at par with global standards in the field of Planning. NHPTL Lab would be a unique test facility of its kind in the world to facilitate short circuit testing of transformer upto 765kV. Afghanistan. Engineering. Ltd.aspx?PId=76&LangID=English[17-01-2013 01:54 PM]
. Secretariat of this prestigious forum is now being operated by POWERGRID. 2009 has been entrusted with the responsibility of establishing a fully independent. for bulk transfer of power. Bhutan.UAE . Implementation of ±800 kV.WelcomeToPowerGrid minimise Right of Way requirement. e-education. Bushings. Synchrophasor Technology). Subsequently. POWERGRID has taken up development of Smart City. electric Vehicles and Energy Storage) . The Company has emerged as a strong player in transmission sector in South Asia. is the focal point for Government’s activities related to Smart Grid. Middle-east Asia & African countries and is providing consultancy services. the Company has implemented Smart Grid Pilot Project using WAMS for the first time in India. m-Medical). Sri lanka . Telecommunication. the facilities will be extended for short circuit testing of Switchgears (Circuit Breakers) up to 550kV.Smart Generation (Renewable and micro grid). Punatsangchu-I HEP (in Bhutan)-Alipurduar (in India). LV breakers. For evacuation of power from various upcoming HEPs in Bhutan.powergridindia. 400kV D/c line between Bhutan & India is under implementation. National High Power Test Laboratory Pvt. 63 kA for Short-Circuits duties with synthetic methods and the high current withstand capability of electrical equipment such as LV Bus Bar. Design. Nigeria and Dubai against stiff competition from international consultants. and other foreign organizations in various countries like Kenya. This shall facilitate high quantum of power transfer.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/ContentPage. In this direction. interconnection between India and Nepal through 400kV Dhalkebar (in Nepal) – Muzaffarpur (in India) D/c transmission line has been planned. standalone. The modalities for the implementation of the same are under finalization. an asynchronous interconnection between India & Bangladesh through 500MW HVDC back-to-back terminal along with Bheramara (Bangladesh). POWERGRID has also secured consultancy assignments in Afghanistan. created in May. LV Disconnectors. this shall be the longest ±800kV HVDC line in the world. “India Smart Grid Task Force”. Contracts. state of the art “On Line High Power Short Circuit Test Facility” at Bina (M.P.
The Company is poised to get “Excellent” rating for FY 2011-12 as well.powergridindia. The project envisages a gigantic 3 layer Telecom network of all knowledge centres across the country such as IITs.
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.000 km Telecom Network and connectivity has been provided to all metros. ISP ‘A’ and NLDO licences to provide a variety of services. The Company is one of the implementing agencies for the prestigious National Knowledge Network project of Govt. SA 8000:2008. major cities & towns including State capitals in North-Eastern Region. PAS 99:2006 integrating requirement of ISO 9001:2008 (Quality). The Company was conferred with ‘MoU Excellence Award’ for FY 2008-09 by the Department of Public Enterprises. 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. 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.
Awards and Accolades
POWERGRID has continuously met the challenging targets set under Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Power. of India. POWERGRID has installed over 25. 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. Further. POWERGRID has been bestowed with ‘Scope Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management (200809) – Large Scale PSE Category.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/ContentPage. ISO 14001:2004 (Environment) & OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System) after extensive audit.WelcomeToPowerGrid
POWERGRID diversified into Telecom business to utilize spare telecommunication capacity of its Unified Load Dispatch Centre (ULDC) schemes. leveraging its country wide transmission infrastructure. 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. on high speed connectivity. and Govt of India for being the top performer in the Energy Sector. Rail Tel in its joint venture – Bharat Broadband Network Limited. Further. POWERGRID received three Gold Shields and two Silver Shields for Transmission System Availability and one Silver Shield for Early Completion of Transmission Project. Presently.