RK Singh dedicates AGC to the nation, aims to achieve the government’s ambitious target of 500 GW non-fossil fuel-based generation capacity by 2030
Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh dedicated Automatic Generation Control (AGC) to the nation. This is expected to facilitate the government’s ambitious 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 the frequency and reliability of the Power System.
Speaking on the fifth POSOCO Day, Mr. Singh remarked that India is getting ready for integration of large-scale variable and intermittent renewable sources and one of the major tools for enabling the frequency control is AGC.
He said under the POSOCO’s AGC project, till date 51 GW of generation capacity across all five regions is operational. The minister said, on the country’s march towards achieving the renewable energy capacity of 175 GW in 2022, an installed capacity of 150 GW of renewable energy have already been achieved, including large hydro projects. He said, 63 GW of renewable energy capacity is under various phases of installation, which is expected to be completed by next year.