The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bajaj Hindustan Limited on Thursday to set up a 1,980-MW thermal power project in Lalitpur district of Bundelkhand region.
The MoU was signed between UPPCL Chairman and Managing Director Navneet Sehgal and Bajaj Joint Managing Director Kushagra Bajaj in the presence of Energy Minister Ramveer Upadhyaya and Chief Secretary Atul Gupta.
The proposed power project will be built on 1,500 acres at Mirchawar village,some 60 km from the Rajghat dam in Lalitpur. The state will get 90 per cent of the electricity generated by the plant.
Uttar Pradesh will start getting power generated by this plant from the year 2014, Sehgal told mediapersons. The MoU is just a part of the states governments commitment to increase the power generation in the state,he added. The state government had earlier decided to increase power generation in the state to 25,000 MW.
No new project was set up in the state for long,resulting in a power crisis. However,in the last three years,several projects were launched to augment power generation by 10,000 MW, he said.
While some projects are already underway,we have identified a number of places in the state where new power projects would be set up in the next few years, the UPPCL Chairman said.
* A 1,320-MW power unit at Fatehpur,which will start supplying electricity by 2015
A 660-MW unit at Anpara C Extension and 1,320-MW power unit at Etah
* Five power plants of 90 MW each at the sugar mills of Bajaj,which will start supplying power to the state in 2011
In the pipeline
Power projects at Bara,Karchana,Jawaharpur,Sonbhadra (1,980 MW for which environmental clearance is awaited),Obra,Harduaganj,Meja (in collaboration with NTPC),Sandila and Chola in Bulandshahr
At present,the total installed capacity of power projects in the state is 4,000 MW,against which around 2,500 MW was being generated
Chairman and Managing Director,UPPCL
(With PTI inputs)