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National Grid

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  1. Infrastructure- Energy.


National Grid


What to study?

For Prelims: What is National Grid? UTs out of it, capacity and cross border transmissions.

For Mains: Significance and the need for National Grid, India’s energy demands and the role of National Grid in fulfilling these demands.


Context: The FM has promised a blueprint this year for developing “water grids” on the line of power grids in the country to push the government’s ‘One Nation, One Grid’ concept.


What is National Grid?

It is the high-voltage electric power transmission network in mainland India, connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring that electricity generated anywhere in mainland India can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.


Benefits of a National Grid:

  • Better availability resulting in lesser power cuts.
  • More stability in power.


Sources: the Hindu.