POWERGRID moves for greener future in North East
NEW DELHI: The POWERGRID (Power Grid Corporation of India Limited), has laid the foundation stone for the maiden Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in the state of Meghalaya, at its office in Lapalang, Shillong on Friday.
The EVCS is being developed under FAME (Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles India Scheme Phase-II. Under this scheme, POWERGRID shall be developing 11 EVCS in Shillong city (including five Public EVCS and six at government establishments).
Each station shall have four 15 kW DC-001 Chargers and one 100 kW CCS-2/CHAdeMO Charger (dual gun), making it 66 charging points in Shillong city. Of the 11 locations, MoUs (Memorandums of Understanding) have been signed for four locations which include the POWERGRID Office Complex at Lapalang, MTC Warehouse at Demthring, MTC Parking Lot at Police Bazar and the Polo Parking Lot at Polo Grounds.
POWERGRID has developed itself as one of the market leaders in the EVCS business sector. It has offices in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Kochi.
Presently, POWERGRID has 172,154 ckm of transmission lines, 262 Sub-stations and more than 446,940 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, POWERGRID has been able to maintain average transmission system availability of more than 99%. (PIB)