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Northern Region...
  • Largest in geographical area amongst the five regions covering 30.7% of the area and 28% of the country’s population.
  • Largest number of constituents (9 states/UT’s, 3 Central Generating Companies, one Central Transmission Utility and Bhakra Beas Management Board).
  • Largest sized hydro unit (250 MW at Nathpa Jhakri) in the country.
  • Establishment of the first super thermal power station (Singrauli STPS) and 400 kV transmission system in the country.
  • Establishment of the first High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) long distance transmission system in the country (2x750 MW, + 500 kV Rihand-Dadri HVDC bipole).
  • First HVDC back-to-back interconnection with Western Region (2x250 MW back-to-back HVDC station at Vindhyachal).
  • First 400 kV Static Var Compensators (SVC’s) in the country (2x + 140 MVAR SVC at Kanpur).
  • Largest capacity of combined cycle gas power stations amongst the five regions (2939.50 MW) located along the 700 Kms. long Hazira-Bijaipur-Jagdishpur (HBJ) natural gas pipeline of GAIL.
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