Centre's nod to 275 MW power from Orissa-1 UMPP

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Chandigarh, Nov 28 (UNI) Haryana's ongoing efforts to make it self-reliant in electricity got a shot in the arm with the Power Ministry allocating 275 MW power to it from the Orissa-1 Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) to be set up at Bedabahal in Sundergarh district.

In a meeting of senior officers convened by Union Power Secretary Anil Razdan in Delhi recently to discuss the allocations from the upcoming UMPP projects, Haryana had been allocated 1,725 MW power from UMPPs, including 400 MW from Mundra Project (Gujarat), 450 MW from Sasan Project (Madhya Pradesh), 200 MW from Tiliaya Project (Jharkhand), 400 MW from Orissa Project and 275 MW from Orissa-I Project.

The tariff of electricity to be generated by these projects is very competitive due to their location near fuel source and economics of scale, an official spokesman said here today.

The spokesman also said Haryana Power Utilities have signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to procure power from these projects.

He added that these projects will start power generation from September, 2011 onwards.

The schedule of generation from Mundra Project is September 2011 for Unit I, March 2012 for Unit-II, July 2012 for Unit-III, November 2012 for Unit-IV and March 2013 for Unit V.

The first Unit of Sasan Project would start power generation by December 2011, second Unit by March 2012, third Unit by June 2012, fourth Unit by Secptember 2012, fifth Unit by December 2012 and sixth Unit by March 2013.

The State would get electricity from each UMPP according to its share.

With more share in national power kitty the State will be able to diversify its sources of electricity, he added.

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