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80,000 MW of fresh power generation during 12th Plan: Shinde

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ShindeThe Central Government said that it had already placed orders for 80,000 MW of fresh electricity generation capacity, against the target of 78,700 MW during the entire eleventh five-year plan period of 2007-12. A capacity of about 16,395 MW has already been commissioned and the remaining capacity of 64,215 MW is under various stages of construction,' Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said during his inaugural address at a two-day international conclave.

Besides this, projects totalling 32,000 MW under the twelfth plan are also under execution, Shinde said.

The minister said that the government was increasingly looking at generating power from renewable sources and had launched several initiatives to increase the share of green power.
'There is a lot of thrust on promoting generation from renewable energy sources. Against a target of 14,000 MW during the eleventh plan, 5,482 MW of capacity has already been commissioned till March 31,' he said.

He added that the government had formulated a plan to add about 5,653 MW in the first 100 days of its tenure, ending Aug 31.'A capacity addition of 3,378 MW has already been achieved and efforts are being made to achieve the rest by Aug 31,' said Shinde.

Source- Sify Business


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