TS to Get Power from Central Plants

Report submitted by task force still sees need for tapping other sources to meet energy demand

Published: 16th December 2014 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2014 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Telangana state is slated to get around 7,000 million units (MU) of power annually from the central generating stations (CGSs) in the next five years. According to the task force committee report, which was submitted to the state government, a total of 1,000 MW of power from upcoming CGSs will be available to the state.

The state is expected to get 2,812 MU from NTPC Kudigi, 906 MU from NTPL Tuticorin, 405 MU from New Neyveli TPP, 419 MU from  NPCIL Kalpakkam and 2,381 MU from NLC Sirkali TPS _ a total of 6,922 MU per year for the next five years.

Of that, the state is expected to get 420 MU in 2014-15, 171 MU 2016-17, 320 MU in 2017-18 and 104 MU in 2018-19. Apart from supplies from the CGSs, the state also hopes to buy power from plants in the southern region.

Suggest.JPGThe report says Telangana will need additional energy even after tapping the TSGenco, CGS and APGenco sources. The  spare capacity with coal-based generators in the southern region will be around 3,300 MW in 2014-15 and will increase to nearly 6,000 MW by 2016-17.

The estimate has been arrived at basing on the commissioning schedule and capacity tie-up in bids till date. The plants in the south can be tapped for additional energy to avoid the NEW-SR transmission corridor constraints in the medium/long term.

Other states in the region are also competing for this spare capacity and have already initiated through competitive bidding.

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