National grid operator, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) on Friday signed an MoU with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) wherein weather information provided by the latter will be used across the country for better management of Indian power system.
The IMD will make available current weather information every hour or at lesser intervals. It will provide weather forecasts of temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall up to next 36 hours for the identified stations.
It will also provide the snowfall forecast of hilly states and also along the route of important transmission lines passing through hilly terrains. It will provide weather parameters forecast at Renewable Energy plant locations.
The MoU was signed by POSOCO Chairman and Managing Director, S.R. Narasimhan, and IMD’s Director General, Meteorology, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, at the POSOCO’s Northern Regional Load Dispatch Centre here. The is a follow up from the last such MoU signed on May 18, 2015.
A wholly-owned goverment Schedule A enterprise under the Union Power Ministry, the POSOCO is responsible to ensure the integrated operation of the national electricity grid in a secure manner.