Chandigarh, June 4 UNI | 2 months ago

The Haryana Government plans to setup a 2X750 MW gas based power plant at Faridabad and a coal based 660 MW supercritical unit at thermal Yamuna Nagar during 13th five year plan.

It has also been decided to setup a 660 MW unit based on supercritical technology at thermal Panipat in place of existing four units of 110 MW each. Giving details, Power Minister, Haryana, Capt. Ajay Singh Yadav said here today that the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (HPGCL) has purchased 91 acres of land for setting up of the gas based plant in village Mothuka / Arwa, in district Faridabad. The gas requirement for the proposed project is assessed as 7.5 MMSCMD natural gas. Ministry of Power has already recommended an allocation of 2.8 MMSCMD of natural gas for operation of one unit of the proposed project at plant load factor of 70 per cent.

The project is expected to be commissioned in 13th five year plan after allocation of the required quantity of gas.

He said the issue of providing coal linkage for setting up of a 660 MW supercritical unit at thermal Yamuna Nagar is being expedited. The Ministry of Coal, Government of India has allocated Kalyanpur - Badalpara coal block in Jharkhand, which will partially meet the fuel requirement of the project. The project is expected to be commissioned in 13th five year plan after allocation of required quantity of coal,he added. MORE UNI JS AKU VC2210 NNNN

Mr Yadav said the existing unit number 1 to 4 of 110 MW each at thermal Panipat are old and the power generated by these units costs about Rs. 5.25 per unit whereas cheaper electricity is available from the other projects. In view of this, it has been decided to phase out these units and setup a 660 MW supercritical technology unit at thermal Panipat for which the facilities like land and water are available.

Referring to the operation and maintenance of thermal units at Yamuna Nagar and Khedar (Hisar), he said it has been decided to engage the services of 14 specialized supervisory engineers from OEM Shanghai Electric Corporation China for improving the operation and maintenance practices at these power stations. The Chinese engineers will also impart training to the HPGCL engineers.

As per the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy of Government of Haryana, HPGCL has given employment to 129 dependents of land owners whose land for setting up of 2X600 MW RGTPP Khedar, Hisar was acquired. Haryana Power Utilities have also offered jobs to 212 land oustees of district Jhajjar, where the land was acquired for setting up of 3X500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project.

He further stated that the process of land acquisition for setting up the 2800 MW nuclear power plant has already been completed. Under the first phase of this project 2X700 MW units (1400 MW) are proposed to be setup by 2020-21 at an estimated cost of around Rs. 20600/- crore.

He said the State Government is committed to make Haryana self -reliant in power sector for which the ambitious plans are being executed.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)