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MP to generate 560 mw more electricity

THE MADHYA Pradesh Power Generation Company has set a target of adding about 560 mw of electricity to the power generation in Madhya Pradesh by September this year.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 16:55 IST

THE MADHYA Pradesh Power Generation Company has set a target of adding about 560 mw of electricity to the power generation in Madhya Pradesh by September this year. There is a target to synchronise a 500 mw unit of Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Project, Birsinghpur by September.

Similarly, two units of 20 mw each of Madikheda project and Bansagar Hydel Project’s two units of 10 mw each at Jhinna would by synchronised by July-August next.

According to the MP Power Generating Company, a target has been set to start two units of Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Project, Birsinghpur (500 mw) and Amarkantak Thermal Power Unit, Chachai (210 mw) by September 2006 and February 2007, respectively. Both these units are being constructed by the BHEL on turnkey basis.

Similarly, the work on 60 mw capacity Madikheda hydel power project is in progress. Two units of this project (20 mw each) are almost ready and would be synchronised by July-August this year. The 20 mw capacity unit under Bansagar hydel power project-four is likely to be synchronised by rainy season next year and power generation would begin after fitting of the gates by water resources department.

As per the decision taken by Madhya Pradesh government the Power Generating Company has set the target to synchronise 1,000 mw Malwa Thermal Power Project by 2010-11. Land acquisition for the project is in progress. Similarly, formalities of obtaining NOCs from all concerning departments is also in progress.

The main work of the project will be done by BHEL and the remaining work of the plant would be done by other agencies on tender basis. The Power Finance Corporation would provide 80 per cent financial assistance and 20 per cent would be mobilised from other sources.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 16:55 IST