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Govt likely to spend Rs 2816 cr on 8,080 MUs of electricity

30 Apr 2017 07:59pm IST

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30 Apr 2017 07:59pm IST

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PANJIM: With State power requirement going to witness a growth by nearly 290 Mega Watt  (MW) by 2018-19, the Goa government is expected to spend whopping Rs 2816 crore on purchase of 8,080 million units (MUs) of electricity for the State for next two years. The State has already spent Rs 2390 crores on purchase of power in last two years, ending 2016-17. 

As per document available, State will be spending Rs 1330.98 crores on purchase of 3998.32 MUs of power this financial year, while it will pay another Rs 1,485.21 crore on purchase of 4,282 MUs of electricity in 2018-19. 

For the year 2015-16, when the peak demand of Goa was around 583MW, State spent Rs 1141 crores to purchase 4040 MUs of power, which increased to 4082 MUs in 2016-17 and the spending went upto Rs 1,249 crores. 

As per current financial year, State has 6.09 lakh consumers.

The State’s current power allocation from Centre is 474 MW, which is almost 81 percent of the State total requirement. Power is also procured from cogeneration plants, viz., Goa Energy Private Ltd and Goa Sponge Private Ltd of capacity 30 MW and 12 MW respectively and power from Sesa Sterlite Ltd of 3 MW.

The department is also been procuring power from the renewable sources and non-solar power. 

Further, the Union Ministry for Power has assured additional power allocation of 200 MW from the Central grid- from the Ultra Mega Project of Chhattisgarh Surguja power Ltd and for which as a commitment advance pavement of Rs two crores has been paid. 

The current Central power generation stations include - National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC). 

Under NTPC the power generators- Korba, Vindhyachal, Kawas Gas Power Station, Gandhar Gas Power Station, Sipat Super Thermal Power Station, Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd, Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station and Mauda Super Thermal Power Station.

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