WHY IN THE NEWS?
Power Grid Corporation of India has commissioned a 40-kilometre transmission line successfully in Aryan Valley (Kargil district) of Ladakh.
Significance of the connection
Rural electrification in difficult terrain will help bring carbon neutrality by setting diesel generator sets aside across these villages. Reliable power connectivity from the grid also will help in economic development in remote villages in Ladakh region.
National Grid in India
National Grid in India is the high-voltage electricity transmission network that connects power stations and major substations. It ensures that electricity generated anywhere across India can be used to meet demand elsewhere. National Grid in India is owned and maintained by the state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India. It is operated by state-owned Power System Operation Corporation. With a power generation capacity of 371.054 GW (as of 2020), it is the largest operational synchronous grid worldwide. India’s grid is nominally running at 50 Hz. The permissible range of frequency band is 49.95-50.05 Hz. Grid is also having synchronous interconnections with Bhutan and asynchronous links with Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Nepal.
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