Telangana will have surplus power by 2016: KCR

Published on April 30, 2015 03:06:35 AM
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Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday directed the Energy department officials to provide nine hours power to the farmers in the next summer (in 2016) since additional power would be at hand by that time. Reviewing the activities of the Energy department, at camp office, he said that at present about 4,320 MW of power was available in the State and by the end of next March 3,000 MW of capacity would be added.

He said that 150 MW of power from the NTPC project of Jajjar of Haryana, 290 MW, from central generating stations, 810 MW from Gyathri Power Production Company, 600 MW from KTPS at Bhupalapalli and 1,200 MW from Singareni’s Jaipur plant would be available, along with power from hydel projects. He said that the Energy department officials were working as per the aspirations of people and government.  KCR said that since 7,000 MW of power would be available at the end of March, 2016, the farmers should be given priority in improving the power supply. He said that by 2016 end, the State would have no power shortage and would become a surplus State in power production by end of 2018.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister reviewed the power production and distribution in the State and construction of thermal power plant in Nalgonda district. He named the power plant in Nalgonda as Yadadri thermal station. The foundation stone would be laid for the project soon.