Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Power Grid celebrates first anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency

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New Delhi: As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ Power Grid is commemorating the landmark achievement of the completion of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency. Power Grid celebrated the anniversary of this momentous occasion on December 31, 2021, by organising a number of events. To mark this momentous achievement, 70 sub-stations across India along with regional headquarters have been lit up in tricolour.

Also, as part of the celebrations, people witnessed the projection of a video film, which captures the benefits of One-Nation-One-Grid One Frequency for the common man, encapsulating views of eminent personalities of the power sector on this achievement.

On this occasion, an outreach activity was undertaken to make people aware of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and the progress made by the nation ever since.

Medical camps have been organised for communities living in the vicinity of these 70 sub-stations spread across the country. The local population benefited from these medical camps through free health checkups. Apart from this, blood donation camps were also organised at various places.

What is One Nation One Grid One Frequency?

Grid management in the country, on a regional basis, started in the sixties. In the beginning, state grids were interconnected to form a regional grid and India was demarcated into five regions namely Northern, Eastern, Western, North Eastern and Southern regions. With time each grid was connected to the other, to allow greater availability and transfer of power.

It all came together when the Southern Region was connected to the Central Grid, with commissioning of 765 kV Raichur-Solapur Transmission Line, thereby achieving ‘One-Nation-One Grid-One-Frequency.’ The Srinagar Leh Transmission System was connected to the National Grid, and was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019.

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