NEW POWER PROJECTS – MARCH FROM ‘POWER DEFICIENCY TO POWER SUFFICIENCY’
Haryana has total installed generation capacity of 4051.28 MW. Out of this, 1587.4 MW is located within the State of Haryana at the thermal power stations in Panipat and Faridabad and a small component at the hydro electro station at Yamuna Nagar.
On a given date, available capacity of power varies between 2200 MW and 3000 MW during different seasons. It is dependant upon inflows at hydro stations/planned/forced post-outages of the generation. As againt this, demand varies from 3000 to 5000 MW in various seasons and during peak and off-peak hours. In addition, demand of electricity is increasing @ 8% to 11% per year on account of rapid industrialization, urbanization of NCR region and increased demand in agriculture sector.
Non-availability of electricity is a principal issue of governance and primary reason for political failure of successive governments in Haryana, leading to widespread unrest among the people. Despite this, successive governments failed to install additional power capacity in shape of setting up of new power stations.
A bold new initiative has been launched to ensure the march of Haryana from ‘Power Deficiency to Power Sufficiency’ by adding 5,870.8 MW of power. An investment of over Rs.21,342 crores is under way in setting up of new power plants detailed below:-
||Name of Power Station
||Capacity (in MW)
||Scheduled date of commissioning
||Cost of the Project (Rupees in crores)
||Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant, Yamuna Nagar.
Unit-I and Unit-II
|2x300 = 600 MW
||Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hisar.
||2x600 = 1200 MW
||Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant, Jharli, Jhajjar.
Unit-I, Unit-II and Unit-III.
|3x500 = 1500 MW (Haryana’s share is 750 MW)
||Unit-I Under Commissioning
July, 2010 (Unit-II)
||This project is being executed by Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture of NTPC, Govt. of Delhi and HPGCL. Construction is going on as per schedule.
||Case-II Mahatama Gandhi Thermal Power Plant at Jhajjar.
Unit-I and Unit-II
|2x660 = 1320 MW
May, 2012 (Unit-II)
||LOI has been awarded to M/s CLP Power Pvt. Ltd. on 23rd July, 2008 . PPA signed on 7th August, 2008.
10th January, 2009, Foundation Stone laying ceremony of 1320 MW Mahatama Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Jhajjar, Haryana
||Capacity addition to Unit-I of Panipat Thermal Power Station through R&M.
||Nuclear Power Plant in District Fathebad
||4x700 MW = 2800 MW
||This Proposal had been pending 1984.Nuclear Power Co-operation of India Ltd. Has given in principal approval in Sept. / Oct. 2009 section IV notification for 1503.39 Acres has been issued.
||Case-I Power purchased through competitive bidding.
(i) 389 MW from s Lanco Power at levelized rate of Rs.2.355 per unit
(ii) 300 MW from Power Trading Corpn. (GMR power) at levelized rate of Rs.2.86 per unit.
(iii) 1424 MW from Adani Power at levelized rate of Rs.2.94 per unit.
Note : Above power is for 25 years.
||PPA signed on 7th August, 2008.
Foundation Stone of 1320 MW Mahatama Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khanpur Khurd, District Jhajjar, Haryana was laid on 10th January, 2009. Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana was the Chief Guest and Shri Randeep Singh Surjewala, Minister for Power, Public Health Engineering and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Haryana presided over the function. Shri Motilal Vora, MP and Hon’ble General Secretary of AICC was the Special Guest of Honour along with Shri Phool Chand Mullana, President of Haryana State Congress and Shri Deepender Singh Hooda, MP, Rohtak A number of Ministers, MPs and MLAs attended the ‘Bijli Rally’ held on the occasion at the venue of the foundation stone laying ceremony. Here are some photographs and news clippings.
Ceremony of signing of long-term Power purchase agreement, Dated 7th August 2008 with Power Trading Corporation (for GMR Power) and Adani Power 1724 MW for 25 years with news clippings
Inspecting Ch. Chotturam Thermal Power Plant Yamunanagar
At the inuguration of Ch. Chotturam Thermal Power Plant Yamunagar on 1st November 2007
2nd Boiler Drum Lifting’ of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Kheddar, Hisar was done on 6th November, 2008 by Shri Randeep Singh Surjewala
Here are some photographs and pressclippings.