Srinagar – Claiming to be producing over 2600 MW of electricity from 29 power projects, including gas turbines, the state government on Saturday said that work on more than 40 projects was in the various stages of completion to improve the power situation further.
In a written reply in the assembly, the minister in charge of power said that 760 MWs were being generated from 21 projects in the state sector.
This included 105 MW from the Lower Jhelum Hydel Project, 22 MW from the Upper Sindh I, 105 MW from Upper Sindh II, 15 from Gandarbal, 450 MW from Baghliar, 23 MW from Chenani I, 2 MW from Chenani II, and 7.5 from Chenani III, and the remaining from other small generating plants.
The gas turbine plants gave 75 and 100 MW respectively from phase one and two.
In the central sector, Salal gave 69 MW, Uri I 480 MW, Dulhasti 390 MW, Seva II 120, amounting to a total of 1680 MW.
A further 17.5 MW are being generating from private plants.
The major projects under construction included the BHIP with a capacity of 450 MW.
In the central sector, the projects under construction include the Uri II 0f 240 MW on the Jhelum, the Nemo Bazgoo of 45 MW on the Sindh, and another 44 MW plant on the same river in Kargil, besides the 330 MW Kishenganga project in Bandipur.
Several sites for more projects had already been identified in the state sector for an additional capacity of 1558 MW, the minister said.
Similarly, in the central sector, 1020 MW Bursaar project in Kishtwar, together with the Kerwah, Kawar and Pakaldul with a joint capacity of 2220 MW, too were in the pipeline with detailed project reports already having been drawn, the minister said. (Observer News Service)
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