Power minister dedicates AGC to the nation

The union minister of power and new and renewable energyhasdedicated automatic generation control (AGC) to the nation. 

It is expected to facilitate achieving 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 Limited (POSOCO) through National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC). Through the AGC, POSOCO sends signals to power plants every four seconds to maintain the frequency and reliability of the power system.Under the POSOCO’s AGC project, till date 51 GW of generation capacity across all five regions is operational. This is a significant milestone in improving the resilience of the Indian power system manifolds..This will ensure more efficient and automatic frequency control for handling variable and intermittent renewable generation.