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APGenco asked to begin work on 3 projects

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy has directed AP Genco to commence work on three projects with total installed capacity of 2,400 MW.

These projects will be based on supercritical technology and have capacity of 800 MW each.

AP Genco was asked to complete these thermal power stations in the State within three years.

The total cost of these three thermal power stations is expected to be about Rs 13,200 crore. These power plants will be setup at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district (new), a greenfield plant and expansion at existing power plants at Vijayawada and Kothagudem Thermal Stations.

Following a meeting late on Thursday, the Chief Minister approved the setting up of the new thermal station at Krishnapatnam and the remaining two were approved earlier.

It is expected that these three projects will provide employment to about 1,200 people covering engineering staff to workers. The State Government has already given coal linkage to Vijayawada and Kothagudem power stations and coal will be imported for Krishnapatnam thermal station.

The required land, water and other facilities for setting up of these stations have already been provided for AP Genco.

With most clearances now in place, the State Government is keen that they are rapidly implemented to augment capacity.

Published on February 15, 2013

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