One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency
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03 January 2022 Current Affairs:As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, PowerGrid Corporation Limited commemorated the achievement of “One Nation One Grid.”
- On this occasion, Free health check-ups and medical camps were organized across 70 locations.
- India’s total multi-transmission capacity is currently around 1,12,250 MW. By 2022, it is expected to increase to around 1,18,740 MW.
- By transferring power from resource-centric regions to load-centric regions, synchronization of all provincial grids will aid in the most efficient use of natural resources.
- It will also result in the establishment of a thriving electricity market in India, which will facilitate power trading.
National Grid India History
- Grid management in India began in the 1960s on a regional basis. Grids were initially connected to form a regional grid. Going to follow this, India was divided into five grid-based regions:
- Northern Grid
- Eastern Grid
- Western Grid
- North Eastern Grid and
- Southern region.
- In October 1991, the North Eastern and Eastern Grids were linked. In March 2003, the Western Grid and the North Eastern Grid were linked.
- The North and East grids were connected in 2006. As a result, four regional grids, the Northern, Eastern, Western, and North Eastern grids, were interconnected to form a single-frequency central grid.
- With the commencement of the 765kV Raichur-Solapur Power line in 2013, the Southern Region was linked to the Central Grid.
- With this, the goal of ‘ONE NATION’-‘ONE GRID’-‘ONE FREQUENCY’ was met.
Power Grid Corporation Of India
- Power Grid is a statutory corporation in India that reports to the Ministry of Power. Gurugram is the company’s headquarters.
- The company’s main business is bulk power transmission across India. Around half of the entire power generated in India is transmitted through the power grid.