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Uttar Pradesh Tops in Transmission Line Addition

  • 24 May 2024
  • 2 min read

Why in News?

According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA),Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the leading state in terms of the addition of transmission lines by state transmission utilities in FY24.

Key Points

  • In FY2024, the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (UPPTCL) exceeded other state utilities by adding 1,460 ckm (circuit kilometer) of transmission lines rated at 220kV or higher.
    • The Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd (GETCO) came in second with 898 ckm additions by the end of FY24.
    • UPPTCL contributed slightly more than 20% of the overall increase from the state sector. Gujarat came second with a share of 13% in this increase. Following Gujarat were Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Bihar.

Central Electricity Authority

  • CEA is an organization originally constituted under Section 3(1) of the repealed Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948, since substituted by Section 70 of the Electricity Act, 2003.
  • One of its objectives is to formulate a National Electricity Plan every five years for optimum utilization of available resources for power generation.
  • It works under the Ministry of Power and is located in New Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL)

  • Established on 14th January 2000, as the result of power sector reforms and restructuring in UP which is the focal point of the Power Sector, responsible for planning and managing the sector through its transmission, distribution and supply of electricity.
  • It is a professionally managed utility supplying reliable and cost efficient electricity to every citizen of the state.
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