As per the agreement, Karnataka will get 600 MW from NTPC, 400 MW from NLC. The State will get 8 MW from SGRRL, which will be generated from urban municipal waste-based power project.
Yeddyurappa said NTPC, which is setting up a 4,000-MW plant in Andhra Pradesh, will allocate 600 MW for Karnataka. He said NLC, after the commissioning of its 1,980-MW plant in Tamil Nadu, will give 400 MW. The Chief Minister said the waste-to-power project in the State was the only such initiative in the country that has got a subsidy from the Central Government. The cost of the plant is `80 crore. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will provide `10 crore as subsidy.
Energy Minister Karandlaje emphasised that the State Government is working towards making Karnataka self-sufficient by 2014. "The State Power Corporation has planned 9,000 MW of new projects that call for an investment of `35,000 crore and will be commissioned by 2014-15," she said.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister revealed that energy demand had soared to an unprecedented high on December 30, 2010. On the day, he said, the demand soared to 7,634 MW while the consumption was 155.85 million unit.
Source- Indian Express