Haryana Chief Minister and Union Energy Minister meet over power crisis
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar called Union Energy Minister RK Singh on Friday and discussed necessary steps for uninterrupted power supply in the state.
“Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana had a meeting today with RK Singh, Minister of Union Energy and New and Renewable Energy. Krishan Pal, Minister of State of Energy Union, was also present. Various measures necessary to ensure uninterrupted power supply in Haryana were discussed,” a statement from the Ministry of Energy said.
According to the statement, Haryana assured that it will take all necessary measures to restart the production of power plants with which it has entered into a PPA (power purchase agreement). It will start in three days.
Haryana will enter into a PPA with NEEPCO (North Eastern Electric Power Corporaton) for about 300MW of electricity from the Kameng Hydroelectric Power Station in Arunachal Pradesh, he said.
Mr. Khattar requested that the Union Ministry allocate around 500MW of power for the period up to May 15, 2022. Singh assured that he would consider the request and act quickly.
Haryana has decided to set up a new unit of 750 IVW in its Yamuna Nagar power plant for which the Ministry of Energy will provide all possible assistance.
Mr Khattar also requested assistance for the early exploration of his captive coal block in Jharkhand, and the Union minister assured him that he would raise the matter with the coal ministry.
Haryana has expressed its willingness to acquire one of the troubled power stations to ensure adequate resources for power supply to consumers in the state.
It has been agreed that Haryana will implement the toll option to reduce reliance on rail transportation of coal, the statement added.
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