World News | September 2011
PowerGrid to explore Kenya, Nigeria for new projects
PowerGrid is trying to expanding its opportunities in Africa in Kenya, Nigeria and Niger. S K Chaturvedi, CMD, PowerGrid said that officials from Niger and Nigeria had visited recently and that the company is interested in working on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis for development of transmission systems in these two countries, apart from Kenya. The company will for the first time will take up, if the talks succeed, an EPC project. The company is also planning to set up its first overseas office in Oman, to provide consultancy services to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Bhutan. The company has around 812,136 circuit km of transmission lines and transmits over 45 per cent of the total power generated in the country and also owns 1,50,000 transmission towers across the country.