North East can mitigate country's power deficiency: NEEPCO
The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation today said that only two per cent of hydro-electricity generation capacity of North-East has been harnessed so far.india Updated: Jul 31, 2010 21:46 IST
The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) on Saturday said that only two per cent of hydro-electricity generation capacity of North-East has been harnessed so far.
"Only 2-3 per cent of 70,000 MW power potential of the NE - with Arunachal Pradesh alone accounting for 50,000 MW -have been harnessed so far," NEEPCO CMD IP Barooah said at an event here.
"The region has the capacity to meet half of India's power requirement with scientific approach to power generation," he said.
Indian Chamber of Commerce Director General Rajeev Singh assured of continuing support to "inclusive developmental activities," especially in the power sector of North-East.
Besides representatives of various government agencies and business houses, those who attended the conference included Kencho Dorji, Chief Engineer of the Druk Green Power Corporation of Bhutan and Bhuiyan Shafiqul Islam Chairman of Rural Electrification Board of Bangladesh.