Rs 43,000-cr power generation plan in the pipeline

Addressing press conference here on Tuesday after visiting the Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) here, Jaamdar said the power production plan, whose cost will be the equivalent of 80 per cent of the State’s budget implemented in collaboration with BHEL and L&T, with the two companies investing Rs 8,000 crore.

The government would raise the rest of the money, most of it through bank credit and by selling 20 per cent of the KPC shares worth about Rs. 5,000 crore to the public. Resources mobilisation was not a problem, said Jaamdar, pointing out that the government was paying KPC Rs 1,500 crore a year and the KPC would invest Rs 500 crore from its profits.

The plan to generate the 6,100 MW power included setting up three thermal power generations of 800 MW each, an 1,200-MW unit in Bellary, the 1,600-MW unit in Chhattisgarh, the 1,400-MW gas-based generation unit at Bidadi, 345-MW Shivanasamudra hydel unit, 400-MW unit at Gundia and 2,100-MW gas-based unit at Tadadi.

The corporation will recruit 1,000 engineers during the year as part of its plan to fill 3,000 posts of engineers that were vacant at the corporation. The recruited engineers would be trained rigorously in production of hydel, super critical thermal and solar power generation. 

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