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It is Lanco Kondapalli

THE EVALUATION Committee at its meeting, presided over by principal secretary (energy) and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited Chairman AK Khurana on Friday, gave its recommendation in favour of the Lanco Kondapalli for awarding the contract for setting up the Anpara C power project.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 01:19 IST

THE EVALUATION Committee at its meeting, presided over by principal secretary (energy) and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited Chairman AK Khurana on Friday, gave its recommendation in favour of the Lanco Kondapalli for awarding the contract for setting up the Anpara C power project.

Its recommendation will now be put to the UP Rajya Vidyut Upadan Nigam Ltd’ Board meeting on June 13 for approval. The Board will forward its decision to the State Government for necessary action.

The Evaluation Committee’s recommendation comes in the wake of opening of technical and financial bids received from the three private companies willing to set up the 1000 mw thermal power project, on June 6. Of the three bidders, the Reliance Energy Ltd, the Essar Power and the Lanco Kondapalli, the last one had quoted the lowest power tariff.

While the Reliance Energy and the Essar Power had quoted tariff at the rate of Rs 2.17 and Rs 2.79 per unit, the tariff quoted by the Lanco Kondapalli was the lowest, that is, Rs 1.51 per unit.

A senior Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited official said that depending on Government decision, the final contract to the Lanco Kondapalli was likely to be awarded by June 20.

Meanwhile, the UPPCL has got encouraging results from its double-metering system introduced in the State.

“The revenue from the places where we installed double meters increased from 12.5 per cent to 78 per cent,” claimed UPPCL Chairman AK Khurna. He said that this fact came to light during the discoms MDs’ meetings on Thursday and Friday.

For example, he said that power consumption by the Pooja Ice Factory in Ghaziabad was found to 40,000 units more after an additional meter was installed at the pole outside, from which the premises got electricity. He said that the corporations had directed the discom MDs to ensure that double meters were installed on all power connections with load more than 500 kv. Khurana said double metering system could prove a good answer to the power theft.