5000MW target can be met with cooperation:Hooda

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Panchkula, Jan 4 (UNI) The target of capacity addition of 5000 MW during the next three years was well within reach, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today asserted here.

The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting of the employees of Haryana Power Utilities after laying the foundation stone of Rs 9.90 crore Urja Bhawan here today.

He also gave the best performance awards to the employees of Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) for their commendable performance during the year 2006-07. He announced an award of Rs 10,000 each for these employees.

He said that the HPGCL has made a very aggressive schedule under which implementation of new power generating projects has been started.

Memorandums of Understanding have been signed to procure 114 MW power from Central Power Sector Undertakings and other sources. The State is likely to get electricity by the year 2009-10 from these arrangements.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ashok Lavasa, Financial Commissioner&Principal Secretary (Power), Haryana said that the Government has earmarked an massive sum of Rs. 24316 crore for power development during the 11th five year plan, for the first time in the State.

Earlier, Mrs Jyoti Arora, Managing Director, HPGCL said, the plant load factor of State's power generating units had gone up from 69 percent to 78.78 percent during the last three years.

The specific oil consumption had been brought down from 784gm to 721gm on per unit power generation. Similarly, the oil consumption had been brought down from 3.97ml to 1.85ml per unit which resulted into a massive saving of money.

The HPGCL supplied 30 per cent extra electricity to the consumers in the year 2006-07 as compare to the year 2004-05. The Utilities had supplied 372 lakh units extra power during December 2007 as compared to the corresponding month of the last year.


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