Summer Power Demand: Kameng Hydro Electric Plant In Arunachal Pradesh To Supply 300 MW To Haryana

by India Infrahub - Apr 29, 2022 07:13 PM +05:30 IST
Summer Power Demand: Kameng Hydro Electric Plant In Arunachal Pradesh To Supply 300 MW To HaryanaBichom dam of Kameng hydro power station in Arunachal Pradesh (NEEPCO)
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  • Haryana will enter into a PPA with NEEPCO for about 300 MW of power from Kameng Hydro Electric Power Plant in Arunachal Pradesh.

Soon, 300 MW of power from Kameng Hydro Electric Plant in Arunachal Pradesh will be supplied to Haryana amid a steep increase in electricity demand in the state.

Haryana will enter into a PPA with North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) for about 300 MW of power.

The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, met Union Minister of Power R K Singh on Friday (29 April) to discuss various measures required to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the state.

During the meeting, Haryana CM assured that the state government would take necessary action to revive generation from the power plants with which it has PPA. This will start in 3 days.

Haryana CM requested that the Ministry of Power may allocate about 500 MW of power for the period up to 15 May 2022. The Union Minister of Power assured examining this request and taking early action.

Haryana CM Khattar on Thursday (29 April) met Power Minister RK Singh
Haryana CM Khattar on Thursday (29 April) met Power Minister RK Singh

Also, Haryana has decided to set up a new unit of 750 MW at its Yamuna Nagar plant, for which the Ministry of Power will extend all possible assistance.

Additionally, CM requested assistance in the early exploration of its captive coal block in Jharkhand. The Union Minister of Power assured to take up this matter with the Ministry of Coal.

“Haryana has also expressed its willingness to acquire one of the stressed power plants to ensure adequate resources availability for power supply to consumers in Haryana. It was agreed that Haryana will implement tolling options to reduce dependence on railway transportation of coal,” the Ministry of Power said.

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