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1000 MW to be added to combat peak season demand in Delhi

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) To bridge the demand supply gap that will widen during this summer peak season, the Delhi government will sign Power Purchase Agreements for over 1000 MW with Tehri Hydro Development Corp and National Thermal Power Corp tomorrow.

The PPAs would be signed between Delhi Transco Ltd and Tehri and NTPC, in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and State Power Minister Haroon Yusuf, official sources said.

However the agreements would take effect from next year and continue till the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

1030 MW power would be sourced from five different power stations belonging to Tehri and NTPC, more than half of which would come from Tehri alone.

Delhi government has four power plants--Indraprastha Power Plant, Rajghat Power Plant, Gas Turbine Power Plant, Pragati Power Plant--with installed capacities of more than 900 MW but they produce little over 750 MW. The city had an average peak demand of 2500 MW.

As many as four power plants--conversion of IP Power Plant to 1000 MW Gas based Plant, 1000 MW Plant at Bawana, 330 MW Plant at Pragati Phase II and 1000 MW Plant to be set up by New Delhi Power Ltd at Kanjhawala--were in the Delhi government's pipeline for some time.

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