|BHEL CMD BP Rao|
PSU major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TS GENCO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish thermal power plants to generate 6,000 MW of electricity in Telangana.
The MoU was signed in ...Hyderabad on October 4 by TS Genco CMD D. Prabhakar Rao and BHEL CMD B. Prasad Rao in the presence of the chief minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao, an official release said.
The BHEL will execute the project in three years on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, said a statement from the chief minister's office.
BHEL's range of services extend from project feasibility through design, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning, to after sales service.
TS GENCO has an installed power generating capacity of about 4,364 MW and has technical capability in the area of installing, owning, operating as well as maintaining power plants, the release said.
BHEL has already executed thermal power projects in Telangana in Bhupalapally, Singareni Colleries and Kothagudem, whose performance is above the national average in terms of plant load factor, the release said.
The chief minister reposed faith and confidence in BHEL, which would execute the project as the nominated engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor within three years, the release added.
BHEL, a CPSE is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India as well as one of the leading companies in the field of power plant equipment.
India's youngest state is facing power shortage, affecting supplies to domestic, industrial and agriculture sectors.
Telangana government has decided to purchase 2,000 MW of power to meet the needs of the state. The chief minister Saturday approved calling for bids for purchase of 2000 MW on long term basis.The new government has come out with plans for power generation. It, however, admits that it will take three years for the state to become self sufficient in electricity.