Those long 9 minutes--when India’s power grid operators held their breath5 min read . Updated: 06 Apr 2020, 09:14 AM IST
- 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.
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