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The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, is an Indian state-owned electric utilities company headquartered in Gurugram, India. POWERGRID transmits about 50% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network.

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), (NSE: POWERGRID, BSE: 532898) is an Indian state-owned electric utilities company headquartered in Gurugram, India. POWERGRID transmits about 50% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network. Its former subsidiary company, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) handles power management for National Grid and all state transmission utilities. POWERGRID also operates a telecom business under the name POWERTEL. I S Jha, an alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company.
 
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) was incorporated on 23 October 1989 under the Companies Act, 1956 with an authorized share capital of Rs. 5,000 Crore (subsequently enhanced to Rs. 10,000 Crore in Financial Year (FY) 2007-08) as a public limited company, wholly owned by the Government of India.
 
Its original name was the 'National Power Transmission Corporation Limited', and it was charged with planning, executing, owning, operating and maintaining high-voltage transmission systems in the country. On 8 November 1990, the National Power Transmission Corporation received its Certificate for Commencement of Business. Their name was subsequently changed to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, which took effect on 23 October 1992.
 
POWERGRID started functioning on management basis with effect from August, 1991 and subsequently it took over transmission assets from NTPC, NHPC, NEEPCO, NLC, NPC, THDC, SJVNL etc. in a phased manner and it commenced commercial operation in 1992-93. In addition to this, it also took over the operation of existing Regional Load Despatch Centers (RLDCs) from Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in a phased manner from 1994 to 1996, which have been upgraded and modernized with State of-the-art Unified Load Despatch and Communication (ULDC) schemes. Consequently, National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) was established in 2009 for overall coordination at National level.
 
According to its mandate, the Corporation, apart from providing transmission system for evacuation of central sector power, is also responsible for Establishment and Operation of Regional and National Power Grids to facilitate transfer of power within and across the Regions with Reliability, Security and Economy on sound commercial principles. Based on its performance POWERGRID was recognized as a Mini-ratna category-I Public Sector Undertaking in October 1998 and conferred the status of "Navratna" by the Government of India in May 2008. POWERGRID, as the Central Transmission Utility of the country, is playing a major role in Indian Power Sector and is also providing Open Access on its inter-State transmission system.

 

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POWERGRID Helps Restore Power in Fani Affected Odisha

New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID) played a major role in quick restoration of power supply in the state of Odisha which was badly affected by the cyclone ‘Fani’, recently on May 3, 2019. Reportedly the strongest tropical cyclone to hit coastal areas in last 20 years,
Posted Date :  14-05-19

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Shri Deepak Kashyap Assumes Charge as CVO POWERGRID

New Delhi: Shri Deepak Kashyap has assumed charge of the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID). He is a graduate in English (Hons.) from Patna University and a 1986 batch officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service. He has held various key posts i
Posted Date :  13-05-19

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Shri K Sreekant selected for CMD, POWERGRID

New Delhi: PESB has recommended the name of Shri Kandikuppa Sreekant, as Director (Finance), Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID) for the post of Chairman & Managing Director. Prior to this, he was appointed as Director (Finance) of the company. He also served as General Manager (F
Posted Date :  02-05-19

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Dr. R K Srivastava CGM Powergrid ESMD Felicitated

New Delhi: Dr. R K Srivastava, CGM (I/c), Powergrid ESMD has been felicitated by Mr. Eric Hespenheide, Chairman and Mr. Tim Mohin, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Netherlands, for his remarkable contribution in areas of Sustainable Development & Corporate Sustainability practices.
Posted Date :  01-05-19

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Vice President of India Inaugurates GRIDTECH-2019

New Delhi: Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurated GRIDTECH-2019, 6th International Exhibition and Conference today on 3rd April 2019. This international event has been organized by PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), with the support of Ministry of Power, Gov
Posted Date :  03-04-19

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Vice President of India Inaugurated GRIDTECH-2019

New Delhi: Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurated GRIDTECH 2019, the 6th International Exhibition and Conference GRIDTECH-2019 today on 3rd April 2019. He visited Powergrid Stall at the event. This prestigious International event is being organized by Power Grid Corporation
Posted Date :  03-04-19

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Powergrid Celebrates International Women Day

New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) celebrated International Women’s day at PAL Manesar on 8th March 2019. The HRD team organised a number of programs for female employees pertaining to women empowerment. Smt. Seema Gupta, Director (Operations), POWERGRID inspired the women e
Posted Date :  20-03-19

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POWERGRID has been Conferred with ET 2 GOOD Rating

New Delhi: POWERGRID has been conferred with ‘ET 2 GOOD' rating at the 2nd edition of ET 2GOOD 4GOOD Ratings conferral ceremony held at New Delhi.    POWERGRID was the only Power Sector CPSE to be conferred with the Rating at the ceremony. The Rating commends the All-Round Excelle
Posted Date :  04-03-19

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PM Dedicates POWERGRID 765 - 400 kV Sub-station Orai

Jhansi: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated POWERGRID 765/400 kV Orai Sub-station & 765 kV Aligarh Sub-station and associated lines at a mega event held in Jhansi on 15th February, as part of Transmission System for inter-regional strengthening scheme for Western Region (WR) and Norther
Posted Date :  16-02-19

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CM Laid Foundation Stone for POWERGRID Sitamarhi Sub-station

Sitamarhi: Shri Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, laid the foundation stone for 400/220/132 kV Sitamarhi POWERGRID Sub-station at Village Parmanandpur in Sitamarhi District in Bihar today on 17th January 2019. The programme was presided over by Shri R. K. Singh, Union Minister of State (Inde
Posted Date :  17-01-19

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PM Visits Power Pavilion at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi visited the Power Pavillion at the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit and interacted with the senior officials of Power PSUs today on 17th January 2019. Shri C. K. Mondol, RED (WR-I), NTPC Limited and officials of other Powe
Posted Date :  17-01-19

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POWERGRID Organised an Interactive Session with Business Partners

New Delhi: Powergrid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) organised an interactive session with Business Partners today on 16th January 2019 at Gurugram. The interactive session was presided by Shri I. S. Jha, CMD, Shri K Sreekant,  Director (Finance), and Shri R K Chauhan, Director (Projects), and
Posted Date :  16-01-19

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Powergrid Signed an MoU with NHSRCL

Vadodara: Powergrid Corporation Limited (Powergrid) has signed an MoU With National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL), a Joint Venture of Government of India and Participating State Governments for Implementing High Speed Rail Projects, on 15th January at Vadodara for diversion of 25 Trans
Posted Date :  16-01-19

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Power Minister Discussed with Powergrid Officials at WFES 2019

Abu Dhabi: Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy visited POWERGRID Stall at 'World Future Energy Summit 2019' (WFES) being held from 15 to 18 January 2018 in Abu Dhabi. He discussed with Powergrid Officials there. Complimenting efforts of POWERGRID h
Posted Date :  14-01-19

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Shri R.K. Singh Minister for Power Released a Book on Smart Grid

New Delhi: Union Minister (I/c) for Power & New and Renewable Energy, Shri R. K. Singh, released a book titled 'Smart Grid: Fundamentals & Applications' co-authored by Shri I. S. Jha, CMD, POWERGRID Limited, Dr. Subir Sen, COO (CTU Plg. & Smart Grid), Shri Rajesh Kumar, Sr. DGM (Smart
Posted Date :  08-01-19

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