Those long 9 minutes--when India’s power grid operators held their breath
The estimated electricity load reduction went off the charts and was at 32 giga watts (GW)
The unprecedented ramp down and build up of electricity load had to be done successfully, within a small window of nine minutes
NEW DELHI: India on Sunday pulled off a feat, with many experts hailing the 9-pm-9-minute blackout as good as a miracle in terms of electricity grid management. As 9 pm neared, officials at the state-owned Power System Operation Corp Ltd (Posoco) that oversees India’s critical electricity load management functions, National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) and state load despatch centres (SLDCs) awaited with bated breath.