Haryana to set up 2800 MW Nuclear Thermal Plant

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Chandigarh, July 11 (UNI) The Haryana government is working towards setting up a Nuclear Thermal Plant of 2800 Mega Watt capacity at Kumharia in Fatehabad so as to bridge the gap between increasing demand and supply of power.

This was stated by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while speaking after inaugurating a national level workshop on 'Promoting The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)' in Gurgaon today.

He said the state government had also signed MoUs for generation of 697 MW of power from renewable energy sources which were at different stages of implementation.

Reiterating the commitment of the state government to give highest priority to increase the generation capacity of electricity, he said a target had been fixed to generate 5,000 MW of additional electricity in the State.

Two units of Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant at Yamuna Nagar had started generation of a total of 600 MW of electricity.

He said generation of 600 MW of electricity would also start from first unit of the 1200 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Project at Khedar village in Hisar district by December 2009 and of 600 more MW from its second unit by March, 2010.

Generation of power from 1500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant at village Jharli in district Jhajjar would also start by 2010. Also, another thermal plant of 1320 MW capacity was being installed in Jhajjar.

Mr Hooda urged the people to conserve electricity and help the power utilities in checking theft of power.


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