Power minister dedicates AGC to the nation

The union minister of power and new and renewable energy has dedica­ted automatic generation control (AGC) to the nation. The AGC is being operated by Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) th­­ro­u­­gh the National Load Despatch Centre. Through the AGC, POSOCO sends signals to power plants every four seconds to maintain the frequency and reliability of the power system. Under the POSOCO’s AGC project, till date 51 GW of generation capacity across all five regions is operational. This is a significant milestone in improving the resilience of the Indian power system as it will ensure efficient and automatic frequency control for handling variable and intermittent renewable generation.