BENGALURU: Energy Minister D K Shivakumar on Wednesday said the government is looking at options to recruit only residents of Karnataka for vacancies in the Energy Department.
He was addressing a gathering at the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company’s corporate complex during the 110th year celebration of electrification of the state.
Shivakumar also laid the foundation stone for the 5th complex, which will come up at a cost of `24 crore.
It will be powered by solar photovoltaic cells and will also have a rain harvesting system.
Talking about the power situation in the state, Shivakumar said, “Currently the state is facing a shortage of around 3,000 MW. The state has already purchased 1,000 MW from the central generating units to bring down the demand and supply gap.”