Government of India-owned and India's largest energy conglomerate, NTPC Limited, has started its first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in Simhadri, Vishakhapatnam in line with the government's plan to switch to clean mobility.

Designed by NTPC's own in-house engineering team at Simhadri, the EV charging station can have three Electric Vehicles charged simultaneously at the facility and is fully equipped with all amenities like parking bays, lighting, power supply and Wi-Fi access for automated monitoring and CCTV surveillance.

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In a press statement NTPC, said "NTPC initiates its first Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Simhadri, Vishakhapatnam. NTPC is fully aligned for promoting clean energy transportation in the country, while further hiking the demand for electric vehicles and power generation."

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In an another news earlier, Exicom, an energy storage startup based out of New Delhi & Gurgaon, won the tender floated in March 2018 by the NTPC for installing EV charging stations in Jabalpur, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

NTPC also announced the installation of an EV charging station at Talcher Super Thermal Power Station in the state of Odisha recently. The charging station will cater to the needs of the EVs owned by the company as well as its employees.

To recall, last month an another govt.-owned PSU Gail (India) Limited, sought its shareholders approval to build solar power plants and set up battery charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) as it looks to diversify its portfolio beyond gas and petrochemicals.

In May this year, an another power generation company, PowerGrid Corporation of India and Hyderabad Metro Rail have joined hands to provide EV charging facility at metro stations in Hyderabad, which will have vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept that allows electric vehicles to help in stabilization of the grid.

Source - Times of India, Mercom India

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