New Delhi, January 4
: Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh on Monday, dedicated Automatic Generation Control (AGC) to the nation. This is expected to facilitate achieving the government’s target of 500 GW non-fossil fuel-based generation capacity by 2030.
The AGC is being operated by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) through National Load Despatch Centre. Through AGC, POSOCO sends signals to power plants every 4 seconds to maintain frequency and reliability of the Power System.
Through AGC, NLDC (National Load Despatch Centre) sends signals to over 50 power plants in India every 4 seconds to maintain the frequency and reliability of the Indian Power System. This will ensure more efficient and automatic frequency control for handling variable and intermittent renewable generation.
During the occasion, Singh said, “On the country’s march towards achieving the renewable energy capacity of 175 GW in 2022, we have achieved an installed capacity of 150 GW of renewable energy, including large hydro projects. 63 GW of renewable energy capacity are under various phases of installation, which is expected to be completed by next year.”