Provide details of renewable energy project: JD(S) to govt

Provide details of renewable energy project: JD(S) to govt

Provide details of renewable energy project: JD(S) to govt

The Janata Dal (Secular) has demanded that the State government provide details of the memorandum of understanding signed by the Energy Department with US-based SunEdison company for the renewable energy project, which aims at generating 5,000 MW of power. 

Addressing a press conference on Friday, JD(S) leader H D Revanna said both Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, besides officials concerned, should provide the details of the project.

He said it was projected that 25,000-35,000 acres of land was required for the proposed power project. Along with the details of the land identified for it, the price to be paid per unit of power should be revealed, he said.  
During S M Krishna’s tenure as chief minister, the State suffered a loss of Rs 1,050 crore when the MoU for Tannir Bavi power project was signed, as the project never materialised.

The BJP government had announced it would produce 16,000MW of energy in Chhattisgarh. But the project has not been implemented, he pointed out.Revanna said officials of the Karnataka Power Corporation had no information about the new project. “It looks like the proposed project will go the BMIC project way,” he said. 

The five power companies in Karnataka have been facing an accumulated loss of Rs four crore. 

The companies want the tariff to be increased by Rs 1.2 per unit. The annual revenue of these companies is around Rs 30,000 crore, but they are still showing losses and are trying to further burden the consumers, he said. 

Race Course Road office

Regard the shifting of the JD(S) office from Race Course Road, Revanna said jocularly, “The Congress already has an office. If a person has one site, then he/she is not entitled to another. If the same logic is applied, and if the Congress is firm on getting the JD(S) office, then it should have handed it over to the government.”