Krishnapatnam power project soon: CM

The first unit of the 800 MW at Krishnapatnam Thermal Power Project will be commissioned this year followed by second unit of 800 MW, Kakatiya 600 MW and Hinduja second unit of 520 MW next year, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said.

Speaking at the sixth power awards function here on Friday, he said apart from these projects, 255 MW from Tuticorin and 120 MW from central generating stations is also expected during the year. Besides, 500 MW solar and 500 MW wind energy projects are also likely to be added during the year, he said.

The government is planning to add 365 33/11 KV substations during the current year and around 1,800 in the next four years. It has been proposed to add additional one lakh distribution transformers every year in the state in the next 4 years.

The state government has also put in place solar policy with subsidy for roof-top solar cells and allowing net metering facility, the chief minister said.

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Source: The New Indian Express

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