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GRID-INDIA is now a Miniratna Company

Why is it in the news?

  • GRID-INDIA, also known as Grid Controller of India Limited, has been conferred with the status of Miniratna Category-I Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) by the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

More about the news

  • Established in 2009, GRID-INDIA is mandated with overseeing the seamless and uninterrupted operation of the Indian Power System, ensuring efficient transfer of electric power within and across regions, and facilitating trans-national power exchanges with a focus on reliability, economy, and sustainability.
  • Comprising five Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDCs) and the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), GRID-INDIA manages the All-India synchronous grid, one of the world’s largest and most intricate power systems.
  • Over the years, GRID-INDIA’s functions have evolved dynamically to address the integration of power systems, escalating energy demands, proliferation of Renewable Energy (RE) sources, economic growth, technological advancements, and evolving regulations and market dynamics.

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