The Karnataka authorities has determined to acquire energy from Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in a bid to take care of any energy disaster within the southern state within the coming instances.
Speaking to reporters, Karnataka Minister for Energy K.J. George on Tuesday stated the anticipated common energy demand for February, March and April 2024 could be round 15, 500 to 16, 500 MW.
“To cater to the demands of the state, steps have been taken for the procurement of power from the energy market and swapping of power from Punjab (300 MW) and Uttar Pradesh (100-600 MW), ” he said.
“Captive coal mining under private or joint venture in Chattisgarh, will be taken up by the state, ” he stated.
“Increasing the state thermal generation to the maximum level possible and generators on AOH have been brought back into operation. Generation from KPCL thermal stations has been increased to an extent of 3, 500 MW, ” he stated.
“After improving power generation, and taking other needful steps, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah instructed the restoration of 7 hours of power supply to the feeders, ” he stated.
The Minister additional stated “the state government has done everything to improve power availability to cater to the increased demand due to severe drought”.
He additionally introduced that the federal government of Karnataka has determined to waive off sure excellent quantities.
He stated the federal government has added 1, 100 MW Hybrid (wind, photo voltaic and storage) capability from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to satisfy the growing electrical energy demand.
The authorities has signed an MoU with Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) to implement greater than 2, 500 MW of photo voltaic, wind, and pumped hydro initiatives within the state with an funding of Rs 15, 000 crore, he stated.
Giving particulars of the Griha Jyothi free energy scheme, George stated that 1.61 crore prospects have registered up to now and 1.50 crore are availing advantages.
Total subsidy quantity per 30 days spent is Rs 780 crore and the full subsidy quantity launched until date is Rs 2, 900 crore, he added.