Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), on Friday (3 September), laid the foundation stone for the first-ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in the state of Meghalaya at its office complex at Lapalang, Shillong.
The EV charging stations are being developed under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase-II.
Under this scheme, POWERGRID shall be developing 11 EVCS 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,” the Ministry of Power said.
Out of the 11 locations, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for four areas, including POWERGRID Office Complex at Lapalang, MTC WareHouse 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 1,72,154 circuit km (ckm) of transmission lines, 262 Sub-stations and more than 4,46,940 MVA of transformation capacity.