Work on the first EV charging station in Meghalaya begin.

The foundation stone for Meghalaya’s first-ever Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) was set in the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited office complex in Lapalang, Shillong.

Under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles (FAME) project, the state-run power utility company is creating various EVCS.

In Shillong, the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) will build 11 electric vehicle charging stations, including five in public places and six at government buildings.

Four 15 kW DC-001 Chargers and One 100 kW CCS-2/CHAdeMO Charger (dual gun) will be installed at each station, totaling 66 charging outlets in Shillong. POWERGRID Office Complex at Lapalang, MTC Ware House at Demthring, MTC Parking Lot at Police Bazar, and Polo Parking Lot at Polo are the 11 places chosen for this project.

POWERGRID has established itself as one of the market leaders in the EVCS business, with offices in major Indian cities such as Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, and Kochi, according to a statement from the Ministry of Power.

The corporation has 172,154 circuit kilometers of transmission lines, 262 substations, and a total transformation capacity of 446,940 MVA. POWERGRID has been able to maintain average transmission system availability of more than 99 percent because of the employment of cutting-edge technological tools and procedures, as well as increased automation and digital solutions, according to the ministry.