Shillong: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) will develop 11 Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in Meghalaya’s state capital Shillong, including five at public places and another six at government establishments, an official said on Saturday.
On Friday, the state-owned PGCIL laid the foundation stone for first-ever EVCS at its office complex in Lapalang, Shillong. The EVCS is being developed under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase-II.
“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,” the official said.
Out of the 11 locations, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for 4 locations which include POWERGRID Office Complex at Lapalang, MTC Ware House at Demthring, MTC Parking Lot at Police Bazar and Polo Parking Lot at Polo.
POWERGRID has developed itself as one of the market leaders in the EVCS business and has its presence in major cities of India like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Kochi.
POWERGRID has presently 172,154 km 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,
POWERGRID has been able to maintain average transmission system availability >99 per cent.