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Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) history, profile and corporate video

   Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is an electric power transmission company headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

   The company’s origins date back to 1981 when the Government of India took a policy decision to form a National Power Grid, which would pave the way for the integrated operation of the central and regional transmission systems.

   In October 1989 under the Companies Act, 1956, the National Power Transmission Corporation Limited was formed, and assigned the responsibility of planning, executing, owning, operating and maintaining the high voltage transmission systems in the country.

   In October 1992, the National Power Transmission Corporation changed its name to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).


   POWERGRID operates through the followings business segments: Power System Management, Telecom, International Business, Domestic Consultancy, Smart Grid, Human Resource Development, Technology Development (R&D), and EV Charging Infrastructure.

Power System Management

   The Power System Management segment implies operation & maintenance activities of the Transmission System.

Telecom

   Power Grid’s telecom company, Powertel, is a National Long-Distance Operator (NLDO) and an Internet Service and Infrastructure provider.

International Business

   The International Business segment involves consultancy assignments for clients in Asia, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

Domestic Consultancy

   In the Domestic Consultancy segment, POWERGRID is considered one of the leading consultants in the field of Power Transmission, Sub-transmission, Distribution, Load Despatch & Communication, and Telecom sectors.

Smart Grid

   The Smart Grid segment facilitates an efficient and reliable end-to-end intelligent two-way delivery system from source to sink through the integration of renewable energy sources, smart transmission and distribution. It enables real-time monitoring and control of power system as well as helps in reduction of AT&C losses, demand response and demand side management, power quality management, outage management, smart home energy system, etc.

Human Resource Development

   Human Resource Development focuses on the development of human capabilities.

Technology Development (R&D)

   The Technology Development (R&D) segment is actively working in the emerging areas of protection and automation, asset management, cyber security, power system simulation, Renewable Integration, Smart Grid, energy storage system, E-mobility, etc.

EV Charging Infrastructure

   The EV Charging Infrastructure segment focuses on the developing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure across the country.


   With more than 9,500 employees, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is considered one of India’s largest Electric Power Transmission Utilities and one of the world’s largest transmission companies. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Top 2000 Largest Public Companies in the World.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.powergrid.in.

**Video published on YouTube by “pgcil“.