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Saturday, December 5th, 2020

The Himachal Pradesh was providing reliable and quality supply of electricity to consumers to all in the State : Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal

INVC,, Shimla,, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, said that the Himachal Pradesh was providing reliable and quality supply of electricity to consumers to all in the State. He said that 100% revenue village of the State had been electrified long ago. Not only this, the consumers in the State had to pay of the lowest tariffs in the country. He said that the State also resolved to contribute to the maximum possible extent to the national endeavor to have renewable energy sources make up 40% of the total installed capacity in the country. Inaugurating 6th International Hydro-Power conference for speedier harnessing of hydro-power potential in Northern Himalayas here today, Chief Minister said that the State had over 23,000 MW of identified hydro-potential out of which 6728 MW had so far been harnessed. He said that the priority was being accorded for speedy harnessing balance hydro power potential in a manner that optimizes returns to the State. With a view to achieve this, the State initiated the process of involving both the Central Government PSUs and the Private Sector in a big way in hydro-power development. The proposed distribution of 23000 MW in various sectors is likely to be 17% State sector, 39% Central/Joint sector, 38% private sector and remaining 6% is projects less than 5 MW, he added. He said that in current financial year 2011-2012, 2090 MW power with the commissioning of the 1000 MW Karcham Wangtoo project, Malana-II (100 MW), Budhil(70 MW), Chamera-III (231 MW), Parvati (520 MW) and some other small Hydel Projects was likely to be added in the power system. He said that by the end of the 12th Plan the State would have over 17,000 MW of generating capacity.

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