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  • A 'Navaratna' Central Public Sector Enterprise
  • Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of India
  • India's largest electric power transmission utility

The Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd, also known as Powergrid or PGCIL, is a Central Public Sector Enterprise with 'Navaratna' status and is also the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of India. It was initially set up in 1989 under the Companies Act, 1956 and was then known as the National Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. In 1992 it was renamed as PGCIL.

The company was formed and assigned the responsibility of planning, executing, owning, operating and maintaining the high voltage transmission systems in the country. Presently, it operates over 108,307 km of transmission lines and owns 186 substations. It also provides transmission related consultancy to more than 145 domestic clients and has global footprints in 18 countries catering to more than 20 clients.

Source: http://www.powergridindia.com

Powergrid: Powering India's Development

2013 Successfully commissions 500 MW HVDC back-to-back asynchronous link between Baharampur and Behramara of the prestigious Indo-Bangladesh Interconnection
2012 Receives international credit rating from Standard & Poor's and Fitch ratings
2010 Ceritficate for Commencement of Business is issued to Power System Operation Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of Powergrid
2009 Establishes National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) at New Delhi
1998 Receives notification as a Mini Ratna (Category I) company by the Government of India
1991 Transmission assets of Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd are transferred to Powergrid


Updated: August, 2014

India is world's third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity in the world.