M.P. to set up panel to improve capacity of thermal power plants

PTI Bhopal | Updated on October 01, 2014 Published on October 01, 2014

Aiming to improve the capacity of thermal power plants, the Madhya Pradesh government and the Centre would jointly set up a high-power committee for collaborating with public sector energy major NTPC.

The committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (Energy) on behalf of the state while Joint Secretary, Government of India, and Director (Finance) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will be included as members, an official release said today.

The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting between Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday.

The committee will evaluate the thermal power plants. The objective is to increase the capacity of thermal power plants above 80 per cent, the release said.

Holding discussions on a number of issues relating to power sector, Goyal said the Centre would extend all possible cooperation on matters important to Madhya Pradesh.

The Chief Minister brought to Goyal’s notice the requirement of power during festive seasons, which the latter justified and assured that the demand will be fulfilled and NTPC will immediately start power supply to the state.

Goyal also said that additional electricity would be given to Madhya Pradesh from the Centre’s unallocated quota for the Rabi season.

Published on October 01, 2014
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