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Power Grid to Build Around 11 EV Charging Stations in Shillong

Within this scheme, POWERGRID is going to develop 11 EVCS in Shillong city – 5 Public EVCS and 6 at government offices.

September 10, 2021

Representative Image: EV charging station. Image: ANI

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has announced that it will develop around 11 Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) in Shillong, Meghalaya. It has laid the foundation stone for the first-ever EVCS in the state of Meghalaya at its office complex situated at Lapalang in Shillong.

The EVCS are being built under the scheme of – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme Phase-II.

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Within this scheme, POWERGRID is going to develop 11 EVCS in Shillong city (5 Public EVCS and 6 at government establishments). Each charging station shall have four 15 kW DC-001 Chargers and one 100 kW CCS-2/CHAdeMO Charger (dual gun) making it 66 charging points in Shillong city. Out of the 11 locations, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for 4 locations which include POWERGRID Office Complex at Lapalang, MTC Ware House at Demthring, MTC Parking Lot at Police Bazar, and Polo Parking Lot at Polo.

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POWERGRID has developed itself as one of the market leaders in the EVCS business and has its presence in major cities of India like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, and Kochi.

The boost in the EV segment in the country would mean the rise in the consumption of different types of wires and cables used in electric vehicles and charging stations.