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Kothagudem power plant helps Telangana stay cool

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | A. RAVINDRA SESHU
Published Apr 19, 2019, 2:47 am IST
Updated Apr 19, 2019, 2:52 am IST
Electricity consumption in TS higher than national average.
The seventh phase in the Kothagudem thermal power station power is helping the state to give power 24x7 for farming operations.
 The seventh phase in the Kothagudem thermal power station power is helping the state to give power 24x7 for farming operations.

Kothagudem: The Kothagudem thermal power station is catering to the increasing demand of power in summer in Telangana.

The eleven units of KTPS have been producing 2520 MW power.

 

When Telangana was created, it had an installed capacity of 6574 MW, a deficit of 2700 MW. Later, the state was able to produce additional power to the tune of 7981 MW.

Telangana increased its power generation capacity from 14,200 MW to 15,000 MW by June 2018. There is no need now for Telangana to purchase additional power from Chattisgarh.

It is getting power as part of the power purchase agreement signed by Telangana and Chattisgarh for 12 years by the latter to the former.  

The seventh phase in the Kothagudem thermal power station power is helping the state to give power 24x7 for farming operations.

 

KTPS, which commenced power generation with a capacity of 60 MW five decades ago, is producing the highest power in the state.

The power being generated in KTPS is more than the power being produced by the hydel power projects of Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar.

The capacity of the two hydel power projects is 2411 MW.

The Telangana power demand is above 10,500 MW at present and the average power demand during the last few days is 10,000 MW. Officials are reviewing  power production daily as it is key to the state.

The per capita consumption of electricity in Telangana state is about 1,507 units, which is higher than the national average of 1,222 units. In terms of power consumption, consumption is above 219 million units per day.

 

It is expected that demand will further increase in May and all power units in the state have to address the demand.

Telangana  Genco plans to commence production in the Bhadradri thermal power atation by the end of 2019. With this, about 1020 MW power will be availed from two units of the project.

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Location: India, Telangana




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