Govt launches portal on weather information

The government today launched a portal on weather information that will help discoms manage power distribution.

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, launched the weather portal for power sector in association with POSOCO and IMD at the meeting of the Forum of Regulators in New Delhi today.

The power ministry said in a statement that the weather information on the portal will also help in better planning for infrastructure availability to ensure cost effective and reliable supply.

The portal provides regional weather outlook for current day and up to next 7 days. Weather stations of meteorological department have been mapped to the nearest important electrical station/power stations.

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