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Power Grid to set up first ever EV charging station in Meghalaya

Power Grid has laid down the foundation stone for the first-ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in the state of Meghalaya at its office complex on September 3, at Lapalang, Shillong
Power Grid lays down foundation stone for first ever EV charging station in Meghalaya
Power Grid lays down foundation stone for first ever EV charging station in Meghalaya

New Delhi: In order to the faster adaption of clean energy for the greener future, Power Grid has laid down the foundation stone for the first-ever Electric Vehicles (EVs) charging station in the state of Meghalaya at its office complex on September 3, at Lapalang, Shillong.

The EVs charging stations are being developed under the 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric' vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase-II. Under this scheme, Power Grid shall be developing 11 EVs charging stations in Shillong city. Out of 11 EVs charging stations, five will be at public establishments and six at government establishments.

Each station shall have four 15 kW DC-001 chargers and one 100 kW CCS-2/CHAdeMO Charger (dual gun) making it 66 charging points in Shillong city. Out of the 11 locations, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed for four locations which include Power Grid Office Complex at Lapalang, MTC Ware House at Demthring, MTC Parking Lot at Police Bazar and Polo Parking Lot at Polo.

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Power Grid has developed itself as one of the market leaders in EVs charging station business and has its presence in major cities of India like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Kochi.

The foundation stone was laid by North Eastern Regional Power Committee's (NERPC) Member Secretary AK Thakur in the august presence of Power Grid's Executive Director (North Eastern Regional Transmission System) RK Tyagi and POSOCO's (NERLDC) Chief General Manager (I/c) N Roy.

Presently, Power Grid has 172,154 ckm of transmission lines, 262 sub-stations and more than 446,940 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of the latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, Power Grid has been able to maintain average transmission system availability >99 percent.

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