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Power Grid Signs MoU with UP Power Corp for Energy Efficiency

Efficient energy on both the central and state power corporation's mind! Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme.
                                        

  • POWERGRID and UPPCL are going to held further discussions to decide terms and conditions for replacement of agriculture pump sets in East and South DISCOMs of Uttar Pradesh.

About the Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID):

  • POWERGRID is a Navaratna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE). 
  • It is the central transmission utility (CTU) of India.
  • It is India’s largest electric power transmission utility, transmitting about 50% of total power generated in India on its transmission network.
  • It is a listed company since 2007.
  • It is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Government owns 56.91% of POWERGRID and the balance 43.09% is owned by public.
  • It operates 90% of inter-state and inter-regional networks.

About Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited:

  • Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) is the company responsible for electricity transmission and distribution within the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. 
  • It is headquatered in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Its chairman is Shri Alok Kumar.

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) procures power from:

  • State government owned power generators (Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam & Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited) 
  • Central government owned power generators (NTPC Limited & THDC Ltd)
  • Independent Power Producers - IPP (mostly private power companies) through power purchase agreement for lowest per unit cost of electricity.

Question:

Q. With whom the Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme?
a. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL)
b. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
c. NABARD
d. None of the above
Power Grid Signs MoU with UP Power Corp for Energy Efficiency Power Grid Signs MoU with UP Power Corp for Energy Efficiency Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on July 23, 2018 Rating: 5

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