The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to sign a joint venture agreement with the Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) in the next two weeks to set up a 2000-MW nuclear power generation unit in the state.The project is estimated to cost Rs 15,000 crore , Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Commerce and Power said. Ramesh, who was in the city to review the proposed projects of Power Generation Corporation of AP (APGenco), said the company will add 1,210 MW capacity during 2009.This will take the total production capacity of the firm, which is third largest power producer in the country after NTPC, will increase to 8,210 MW.
After a review meeting on capacity building by APGenco, the Minister said APGenco will add 20,000 MW capacity, which are at various levels of implementation, by the end of 2015. It has 4,500 MW ongoing projects, 3,000 MW projects under tendering and 8,000 MW projects under development, he added.
On the BHEL R&D, the Ramesh said, 33kv distribution transformer developed with super conducting material by the R&D division here will be tested on pilot basis in the state in the next three months.
The newly developed transformer will reduce distribution losses by 77 per cent, besides it will not use oil, he added.
Source- Projects today