POWERGRID, a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise, is one of the largest transmission utilities in the world. POWERGRID wheels about 45% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network. POWERGRID has a pan India presence with around 68000 Circuit-km of Transmission network and 115 nos. of EHVAC & HVDC sub-stations with a total transformation capacity of 75,000 MVA. POWERGRID has also diversified into Telecom business and established a telecom network of more than 19,000 km across the country. POWERGRID has consistently maintained the transmission system availability at 99.65% which is at par with the International Utilities.
Powergrid is also carrying out projects related to distribution, sub transmission and rural electrification works in some of the states.
POWERGRID is committed to:
a)establish and maintain an efficient and effective "national grid " with due regard to time, cost, technology, and value additions.
b)sustainable development through conservation of natural resources and adopting environment friendly technology on principle of avoidance,minimization and mitigation
c)ensure safe,occupational hazard free and healthy work environment ,to the satisfaction of stake holders in all areas of its activities and shall endeavor to continually improve its management systems and practices in conformity to legal and regulatory provisions.
In recognition of its unique approach and contribution towards environment & social management of issues in implementation of transmission projects through well defined environmental and social policy & procedures. The world bank has honoured the "The green award 2006" during the year.