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Telangana all set to buy 1,000 MW power for 45 day Kharif season, says official

According to Telangana State Transmission Corporation Chairman and Managing Director, D Prabhakar Rao, request for proposal (RFP) has been issued for procurement of power through national e-bidding portal.


PTI 13 Jun 2018, 10:47 AM India
  • Telangana currently has around 15,300 MW installed capacity of Thermal, Hydel, solar, wind power. It includes Centre's power stations. (Image Credit: Pixabay)

Telangana is all set to purchase 1,000 MW power for the current season for 45 days to meet the power requirements, in the open market.

According to Telangana State Transmission Corporation Chairman and Managing Director, D Prabhakar Rao, request for proposal (RFP) has been issued for procurement of power through the national e-bidding portal.

"We are currently buying 1,000 MW from Chhattisgarh for Rs 3.90 per unit. The agreement is for 12 years. Now we want to buy 1,000 MW power on the short-term basis to meet the energy requirements of various types including for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation," Rao told PTI.

He said they were also expecting power load to be high during daytime in Kharif season and hence intend to buy power for only 45 days from July 16 to September 30.

Telangana currently has around 15,300 MW installed capacity of Thermal, Hydel, solar, wind power. It includes Centre's power stations.

However, currently, the demand is not exceeding 7,000 MW, Rao added.


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