Meghalaya to get first-ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited laid the foundation stone for the first-ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in Meghalaya at its office complex at Lapalang in Shillong on Friday.
The EVCS is being developed under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase-II. Under this scheme, PowerGrid shall be developing 11 EVCSs in Shillong city (five Public EVCS 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 66 charging points in Shillong city.
Out of the 11 locations, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for four locations which include PowerGrid Office Complex at Lapalang, Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) Ware House at Demthring, MTC Parking Lot at Police Bazaar and Polo Parking Lot at Polo.
"PowerGrid has developed itself as one of the market leaders in EVCS business and has its presence in major cities of India like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Kochi," read a release issued on Saturday.
Presently, it has 172,154 circuit km (CKM) of transmission lines, 262 sub-stations and more than 446,940 Mega Volt Amp (MVA) of transformation capacity.
"With the adoption of latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, PowerGrid has been able to maintain average transmission system availability greater than 99 per cent," the release added.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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