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NE states to have power surplus by 2014
Shillong, Mar 28 (IANS):
Published on 28 Mar. 2011 11:33 PM IST
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Power Grid Corporation of India Chairman and Managing Director S.K Chaturvedi Monday said the North Eastern states would be power surplus states by end of 2014,
“By 2013-14, the North Eastern states is expected to produce 5000 MW of power to meet their power requirements. As of today, the power requirement is more than 2000 MW, but the region on its own can produced only 850 MW,” Chaturvedi said on the sidelines of the IIM Shillong convocation here.
He said the 750-MW ONGC’s gas-based thermal power project at Palatana in Tripura and Bongaigaon Thermal Power Station (750 MW) and Kameng hydroelectric project and 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri project in Arunachal Pradesh will together contribute 50 per cent of their power output to the region “Apart, from these four mega power projects there are other smaller power projects in the region which will altogether produce 5000 MW power surplus,” Chaturvedi said. Currently, Power Grid is transmitting about 1,200 MW to the region.
The northeastern region, known as ‘power house of India’, has a huge hydropower potential of about 60,000 MW.EOM.

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