PowerGrid to lose cen­tral trans­mis­sion util­ity sta­tus

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

Union Power Min­is­ter Piyush Goyal as per re­cent re­ports said, “We have al­ready de­cided to do that (sep­a­rate CTU from PGCIL). All the pa­per­work is go­ing on. Agree that CTU should be a sep­a­rate en­tity. PowerGrid acted like a sup­port to these in­sti­tu­tions till they be­come strong and cen­tralised.” A new com­pany called Posoco was re­cently made the grid man­ager, sep­a­rat­ing it from PowerGrid. PowerGrid as a cen­tral trans­mis­sion util­ity (CTU) was re­spon­si­ble for wheel­ing of power gen­er­ated by pro­duc­ers and in­volved in plan­ning trans­mis­sion sys­tems and oper­a­tions. It also has the role of col­lec­tion from power gen­er­a­tors, SEB, etc, us­ing the trans­mis­sion in­fra­struc­ture. Goyal said this move was taken to fur­ther strengthen the state trans­mis­sion gi­ant.

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