Power Grid Company is a central energy conglomerate. It has been a publicly listed company since the year 2007.
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It has also earned the title of Navaratna (part of 4 companies with the title), which shows its strong presence in the industry as a leader in India. It is India’s largest Electric Power Transmission Utility and has been consistently rated excellent in operations under MoU with Ministry of Power.
The company operates in following segments- Transmission, Consultancy and Telecom. The transmission lines span 129,407 km’s in distance and has 207 substations. The company looks after 150 domestic clients for consultancy related to transmission and has global footprint in 18 countries. The company’s telephone network covers a distance of 36,563 Kms in 595 locations.
The company’s central transmission utility undertakes transmission of electricity through interstate transmission system. It has EHV/HV networks and Grid Management within the transmission system where Grid Management offers Real-time grid operations, optimum scheduling and dispatch, energy accounting and settlements etc. In consultancy segment of the business Power grid company provides in-house expertise in transmission, distribution, and telecom services including design, engineering, procurement, financing and project management. Power grid’s telecom business leverages the long network provided by its transmission system. It offers choices of bandwidths and topologies to operate in. The company has been exploring new business opportunities steering in the direction of building smart grid/ smart cities, energy efficiency, intra-state transmission, Desert power India, Off-shore wind generation integration, solar PV system integration, distribution, manufacturing etc. As a part of its CSR initiative company has worked towards overall development of communities by providing facilities like education, health etc.