State to get 500 MW from Damodar Valley, Kudankulam

State to get 500 MW from Damodar Valley, Kudankulam

Energy Minister D K Shivakumar on Wednesday said that from January 1, the State will be getting 250 MW of power each from the Damodar Valley Corporation and the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP).

He was speaking at 110th year celebrations of electrification of Bengaluru City and 61st Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations, organised by Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom).

Shivakumar said that there is a shortage of 3,000 MW in the State and to meet this, 1,000 MW is being purchased from different sources. Tenders for 1,000 MW will be called soon, the minister said.

“The central government is supplying 125 MW and we have signed an agreement with Damodar Valley Corporation to get 250 MW from January 1. Another 250 MW will be supplied from the KNPP,” Shivakumar said.

For the past one year, on a pilot basis, around 300 farmers in Harohalli village are using solar-powered irrigation pumpsets. Based on the success of this project, farmers in all 60 taluks will use solar-powered IP sets, he said.

The Energy department will distribute six crore LED bulbs to panchayats and corporations at subsidised rates, the minister said. The department has set up six-member consumer redressal committees in all escoms to resolve consumer grievances.

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