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New Jhajhar plant may ease summer woes

india Updated: Apr 05, 2012 01:47 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
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A new power station at Jhajhar district may finally bail the city out of the power crisis. Against the present electricity supply of 150-165 lakh units daily, Gurgaon will get 200-220 lakh units by the end of the month once the NTPC-backed 500MW unit is commissioned at Jhajhar district in Haryana.

This was stated by Anurag Agarwal, managing director of Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL).

He also holds the additional charge of Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN).

“By April end hopefully, the power plant Jhajhar will start operating and that will enhance power generation capacity of the entire state and Gurgaon too will benefit,” said Agarwal, adding that power generation depends on coal supplies.

“Gurgaon is expanding and the electricity demand is also increasing. It will see a surge in demand with time. This summer, more power will be supplied to the city,” he further said.