TGenco aims to make Telangana power-surplus

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on June 05, 2014 Published on June 05, 2014

Plans capacity addition of 8,000 MW in 3 years

Telangana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (TGenco) aims to make the newly formed State, which is facing a shortage of 2000 MW, a power-surplus State within three years by adding about 8,000 MW.

Of this, 960 MW with a capital outlay of ₹5,643 crore is under construction at Bhoopalapally and Jurala hydel project. About 5,360 MW capacity projects with an outlay of ₹28,897 crore are either ongoing or being planned.

In addition, NTPC is expected to execute a 4,000 MW project in the State.

No power cuts

The corporation has assured industrial power consumers that there will be no power cuts and the seven-hour free power supply offered to farmers will continue.

A recently formed power generation company, TGenco has an installed capacity of 4365 MW, comprising thermal generation (2,282 MW), hydel power (2,081 MW) and solar power 1 MW. With share from Central power generation stations and independent power producers, it has a capacity of 8,100 MW and is short of about 2,000 MW.

CM sets goal

D Prabhakar Rao, Chairman and Managing Director of TGenco, said Chief Minister K Chanrasekhar Rao had entrusted him with the task of making Telangana a power-surplus State within three years. “I will try to achieve this in the first year itself,” he said.

Addressing newspersons after assuming office as CMD, he said the Chief Minister was keen to ensure Telangana becomes a model State offering 24-hour power supply. Having worked with AP Genco, he said, he would seek their cooperation in achieving the set goals.

Ongoing projects

He said the ongoing projects include 800 MW expansion at Kothagudem thermal power station, 800 MW at Bhoopalapally expansion, 1,320 MW project at Ramagundam and 600 MW at Sattupally. It is proposed to develop gas-based projects at Karimnagar and 1,000 MW project at Shankarapally.

The asset base of TGenco is ₹14,905 crore with a net worth of ₹2,333 crore.

To have fuel security, TGenco will take up captive coal mines for projects under construction and proposed projects. It plans to tap coal blocks at Tadicherla in Karimnagar, Sarpal-Nuapara block of Talcher Coal Fields in Odisha, and Suliyari-Belwar coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

Published on June 05, 2014
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor