3,870 mw extra power for UP by 11

New Delhi, Oct 30 | Updated: Oct 31 2005, 07:27am hrs
Uttar Pradesh (UP)s power woes may find some solution in the near future. Mr AK Gupta, Industrial Development Commissioner, Uttar Pradesh, said at a PHDCCI meet on Saturday that 3,870 mw additional power would be generated in Uttar Pradesh in the next five years to meet the increasing industrial demand.

He said that three power stations were nearing completion and would be commissioned in 2006-07 to generate 1,700 mw. The first unit of Tehri power project with a generation capacity of 350 mw would be commissioned early next year followed by the second unit in about 6 months time.

The Vishnu Prayag Hydel Project in Uttaranchal would also add 400 mw followed by another thermal power plant with generation capacity of 420 mw. Various projects at different stages of completion are underway. Whereas they may not be able to match the demand completely, the effort is to balance the demand-supply ratio, Mr Gupta stated.

With the commissioning of these projects, the gap between demand and supply would reduce to 2,000 mw, Mr Gupta said. By the year 2009-10, additional 1,700 MW would be generated followed by 1,000 mw by the year 2010-11.