Haryana Government is making efforts to set up a nuclear power plant of 2,800 MW capacity at Kumharia in Fatehabad so as to abridge the gap between increasing demand and supply of energy, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday.
The state government has also signed agreements for generation of 697 MW of power from renewable energy sources, which are at different stages of implementation, Hooda said after inaugurating a national-level workshop on `Promoting The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)' in Gurgaon.
Reiterating the commitment of the state government to give highest priority to increase the generation capacity of electricity, he said that a target has been fixed to generate 5,000 MW of additional electricity in the State.
Two units of Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant at Yamuna Nagar have started generation of a total of 600 MW of electricity.
He said that the first unit of the 1,200 MW Rajah Gandhi Thermal Project in Hisar would start electricity generation by December 2009 while the its second unit would be operational by March 2010.
Power generation from 1,500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant in Jhajjar would also start by 2010.
Another thermal plant of 1,320 MW capacity was being installed in Jhajjar. Hooda asked people to conserve electricity and help the power utilities in checking theft of power.