State govt to ink short-term 900MW power purchase deal

Published: 18th November 2016 01:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2016 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Energy minister D K Shivakumar on Thursday stated that the power position in the state was satisfactory at present. He said the state will be entering into a short-term power purchase agreement for 900 MW. The demand in the state at present is 9,000 MW.

“Twenty-eight sugar companies that are generating power have come forward to share their output. The government will soon take a decision on the rate to be paid to the companies,” he said.
Another long-standing problem was also resolved on Thursday as a consensus was reached about the compensation to be paid to farmers for installation of towers and corridor for a 300 KV station being set up near Yelahanka.  

The farmers had approached the court seeking higher compensation. They have now agreed to withdraw the cases to facilitate early completion of work. Once this station begins to function, the erratic power supply in north Bengaluru is expected to stabilise.

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