Karnataka pushes Centre to set up Ultra Mega Power Project in state

Karnataka has sought to push the Centre to set up an Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in the coastal Dakshina Kannada district.

In a letter to Union Minister of State for Power, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar noted that a team of officers visited four potential sites identified by Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI) for setting up thermal power plants in coastal region of the state last year.

The officers were from Central Electricity Authority (CEA), CMPDI, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), Karnataka Port and Inland Water Transport Department, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Power Company of Karnataka Limited (PCKL) and Revenue Department.

The CEA had informed Ranchi-based CMPDI, who were rendering consultancy services for identification of potential sites for coal-based thermal power station in Karnataka, that all the four sites proposed by it at Shiroor, Honnavar, Divgi and Kanchanbahal, based on remote sensing technique are not found suitable for setting up a coal-based UMPP.



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2 Responses

  1. Shailesh says:

    Karnataka has been facing both peak and energy deficits over the last few years. Although, the state government has provided financial support of Rs. 10,289 Cr for power sector mainly for coal-based capacity but it is expected that projects based on coal will get delayed due to environmental concerns and coal shortages. Read more on Electricity scenario of the state of Karnataka http://greencleanguide.com/2013/03/19/electricity-scenario-of-the-state-of-karnataka/

  2. PlanningTank says:

    Its disturbing to see the AT&C losses as high as 60% and approx. average of 30% for most of the states. Such high losses are bound to have a negative impact on Indian economy.

    To meet the energy need & the widening gap various new projects have been proposed by use of renewable energy. For example in order to achieve the target set under National Solar Mission ISA has been formed and the target has been revised with a five fold increase.

    Read about the International Solar Alliance, a landmark in human history to combat Climate Change by UNFCCC. International Headquarters to be located in India.

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