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Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

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.

 

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited news

The foundation stone of Lilo construction project

New Delhi: Hon ' ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) (Electrical & Innovative & Renewable Energy) & Minister of State (Skill Development & Entrepreneurship), Govt of India Shri R K. 400/220/132 k of power grid by Singh. V. 400 k at saharsa sub-centre. V. The foundation stone of Lilo co
Posted Date :  14-09-20

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Power Grid constructed Aryabhatta male hostel at Science College

Mumbai: Historical and renowned educational institute of Darbhanga C. M. The building of the Aryabhatta male hostel at Science College will be constructed by the Maharatna Company Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Power Grid) by its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) item. Today, the fo
Posted Date :  13-09-20

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Raigarh pugalur HVDC Pole I put into commercial operationa

New Delhi: POWERGRID commissions Pole-1 of the Raigarh Pugalur HVDC Transmission system comprising {1500 Mega Watt (MW)} +800 kilovolt (kV), Raigarh HVDC Terminal Station (Chhattisgarh) & Pugalur HVDC Terminal Station (Tamil Nadu) along with 1765 kms long ±800 kV, HVDC line from Raigarh to Pugal
Posted Date :  09-09-20

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Powergrid signed an MoU with NHAI

New Delhi: An MoU has been signed with National Highways Authority of India - NHAI for dismantling of part of the existing 400 kV Patna-Balia 1&2 Patna-Balia 3&4 & 400 kV DC Biharsharif-Balia Transmission Lines of POWERGRID and Diversion/ Shifting of the same.
Posted Date :  26-08-20

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POWERGRID signs an MoU with ACTREC

New Delhi: POWERGRID signed an MoU with Advance Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), a Cancer Research Institute, under Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India for construction of “POWERGRID OT COMPLEX” - a Modular Operation Theatre
Posted Date :  25-08-20

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Power Grid provides eight life support ambulances to Haryana

New Delhi: POWERGRID has provided total eight life support ambulances to Governments of Haryana under CSR. Shri V. K. Singh, Director (Pers) Power Grid Corporation of India Limited handed over keys of two ambulances to Harayana Officials. Additional Chief Secretary Haryana and CEO GMDA Shri V
Posted Date :  04-07-20

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POWERGRID FY-20 Profit After Tax Rises 10 Pct.

New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a ‘Maharatna’ Company under Ministry of Power, GoI and the ‘Central Transmission Utility (CTU)’ of the country, has posted a Profit After Tax of ?11,059 crore and Total Income of ?38,671 crore on consolidated basis for the fi
Posted Date :  22-06-20

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Ms Seema Gupta Assumes Charge As Director Of Finance At PowerGrid

New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation Director (operations) , Ms Seema Gupta has assumed additional charge of as Director (finance) of the company for a period of three months , till the appointment of regular incumbent of the post, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest,” a company st
Posted Date :  15-05-20

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POWERGRID operates relief operation at over 270 locations

New Delhi: Power Grid  is operating Relief campaign (free ration distribution etc )  over 270 remote location of the country has benefitted  more than 1.85 lakh villegers . During the campaign , which is under operation in surrounding villages of Power Grid Corporation net work have provided a
Posted Date :  01-05-20

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POWERGRID relief campaigns benefits over 81000 in 200 locations

New Delhi: POWERGRID has not just been ensuring uninterrupted 24x7 transmission of power but also acting proactively by taking up humanitarian relief activities to aid those impacted by the pandemic in India. PSU is also distributing food packets/groceries to its contractual workers, laborers and
Posted Date :  15-04-20

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A big salute to our grid operators

New Delhi: Shri Indu Sekhar Jha , Formr CMD , POWERGRID has Congratulated to all you for showing solidarity in yesterday’s lighting event at 9 pm. Reportedly It’s impact on the grid was about 30,000 MW , more than 2 times what we expected. Still Grid remained stable. It proves robustness and
Posted Date :  06-04-20

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POWERGRID Commits Rs. 200 Crore To PM CARES Fund

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic is a cause of great concern while the whole nation is locked down, POWERGRID, the Central Transmission Utility of India, has been ensuring uninterrupted 24x7 power supply. As a Responsible Corporate Citizen, POWERGRID has contributed ?130 Crore to Prime Minist
Posted Date :  31-03-20

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