Nine-hour daytime power supply from next year: KCR

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed officials to take necessary measures to ensure nine hours’ power supply in the daytime for the second crop next year.

By the end of March next year, 3,000 MW of extra power will be made available, in addition to the 4,320 MW being produced as of now, Mr. Rao said at a review meeting on Wednesday.

The meeting, with attendance from Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Narsing Rao, and CMD TSGenco D. Prabhakara Rao, has decided to name the new thermal power plant coming up at Nalgonda ‘Yadadri thermal station’.

Foundation stone to be laid soon

The foundation stone for the plant will be laid soon, a press statement said.

Giving a break-up of the additional power, he sourced 1,200 MW to the Singareni thermal power plant in Jaipur, Adilabad, 600 MW to Kakatiya Thermal Power Station in Bhupalpally, Warangal, 810 MW to Gayatri Thermal Power, 290 MW to Central generating stations, and 150 MW to NTPC Jhajjar.

He discussed the present power supply situation in the State, future demand and supply, progress of the plant planned in Nalgonda district and other issues with the officials.

Mr. Rao reiterated his claim that by 2016, the State would tide over power scarcity, and by 2018, it would become a power-surplus State.

Source: The Hindu

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