Telangana to procure power from Chattisgarh

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on July 25, 2014

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

According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office, Rao wanted the State Transco to buy 1000 MW power from the Chattisgarh Government by entering into a memorandum of understanding with Chattisgarh State Power Distribution Company and entering into an agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCL) for evacuation of power.

The State is expected to come out with tenders to procure 1500 MW and book lines.

In addition, the Chief Minister wanted the utilities to negotiate for 2000 MW power on medium term basis from Chattisgarh to meet immediate needs and for over the next five years period.

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

The State is faced with demand supply mismatch and is expecting the power supply from Chattisgarh 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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