BHEL to build two power plants

April 6th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin  

Raipur, April 6 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) has issued an order to the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) to install two thermal power plants in the state. “CSEB chairman Rajib Ranjan issued an order to BHEL for construction of coal-fired 500 MW Korba West power plant in Korba district and another 1,000 MW (500 MW x 2) at Madwa in Janjgir district,” CSEB spokesman Vijay Mishra told IANS.

He said the deal with BHEL was clinched after meetings with officials of the company after they agreed to charge the lowest ever construction rate of Rs.19.6 million per MW.

CSEB has set a deadline of 42 months for BHEL to complete the construction at both plants. The plants will come up in state’s northern region having almost 18 percent of country’s coal deposits.

Chhattisgarh’s power consumption was about 900 MW when the state came into existence in November 2000. It has now gone up to 2,400 MW during peak hours. The CSEB generates 1,923 MW. The rest is purchased from private players and drawn from the central pool.

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