The KSEB director board, which met here on Saturday, has given its approval for the proposal for two projects- two gas-based units in Brahmapuram for generation of 36 MW and Bhoothathankettu hydel project aimed at production of 24 MW of power.
Administrative sanction has been accorded for the Brahamapuram project, with an outlay of `144.8 crore. The Bhoothathankettu project costing `86.81 crore has also been given the go-ahead. Two non-functional diesel units in the Brahmapuram diesel power plant will be replaced with the two LNG-based units, each with a capacity to generate 18 MW. The venture is the state’s first of its kind with LNG. Initially, imported LNG will be used as raw material. Power house works on Bhoothathankettu small hydel project has been assigned to Saravana Engineering Bhavani-RPP Infra joint venture, which had quoted 18.09 pc less than the estimated rate for project.