POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD. (POWERGRID), India’s Central Transmission Utility owns about 63,000 km of transmission lines and 107 substations with a transformation capacity of 63,000 MVA. Its best standards and practices help maintain grid availability consistently over 99 %. Per annum, about 200 billion TWh power are transmitted across the entire length and breadth of the country. The national grid operator is India’s first power utility to be accredited with ISO 9001. With its inhouse expertise in all areas of transmission including 800 kV AC, 500 kV HVDC, etc., it plans to create a strong and vibrant national grid by 2012. Until then, over 60,000 km of transmission lines shall be added to evacuate an additional 100,000 MW of electrical energy.