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Telangana bid to get power from Chhattisgarh

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on November 25, 2017




The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has directed the State electricity utility officials to initiate steps for procuring power from Chhattisgarh, a power surplus State.

According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office, Rao wanted the State Transco to buy 1,000 MW from the Chhattisgarh government by entering into a memorandum of understanding with Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company and entering into an agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) for evacuation of power.

The State is expected to come out with tenders to procure 1,500 MW and book lines.

In addition, the Chief Minister wanted the utilities to negotiate for 2,000 MW on medium term basis from Chhattisgarh to meet the immediate needs and for over the next five years.

The State Transco Managing Director Rizvi has been advised to pursue with the Chhattisgarh government and ensure early supply of surplus power.

The State is faced with demand supply mismatch and is expecting supply from Chhattisgarh to bridge the gap. However, it faces the task of booking evacuation lines.

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Published on July 25, 2014
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