Nation Current Affairs 26 May 2016 Karnataka: Water sho ...

Karnataka: Water shortage delays YTPS power generation

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | K N REDDY
Published May 26, 2016, 6:38 am IST
Updated May 26, 2016, 6:38 am IST
The upstream Alamatti and Narayanapur reservoirs, which feed the river, have no water as well.
Karnataka Power Corporation and the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, the power plant  has been set up at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore.
 Karnataka Power Corporation and the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, the power plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore.

Raichur: Although ready for operation for the last few months, the 800 MW Unit I of the Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS), has not been able to take off with the river Krishna drying up in the absence of rain. The upstream Alamatti and Narayanapur reservoirs, which feed the river, have no water as well.

Scotching reports that the generation of power by  Unit I was being delayed due to lack of coal supply by the Union Ministry of Coal, YTPS officials said it had been allotted the coal required  from the Western Coal Fields, and the only hold-up was lack of water.

 

Oil synchronization of the plant’s Unit II, also of 800 MW capacity, was underway, and was likely to be completed by the second week of June, they revealed. Both units of YTPS  have together been allotted 3.6 TMC of water. A joint-venture of the Karnataka Power Corporation and the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, the power plant  has been set up at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore.

A state-of-the-art  plant, it uses water and coal optimally to produce  the maximum electricity. Work on building it began in 2010 and was completed in March 2015. 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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