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Power reallocation on the cards to relieve N India

July 15, 2006 15:22 IST

The Central Electricity Authority may come up with a revised allocation for 1,020 Mw power for the northern region states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

This power is expected to come to the northern region through the 1,200-km line linking the western, eastern and north eastern regions with the northern region.

The 1,200-km link will help in power evacuation from the eastern and north eastern regions to the power deficient northern region grid. These four regions are expected to be inter-linked by the third week of this month.

"Out of 1,020 Mw that was to be shared amongst the northern region states, the earlier allocation indicated Delhi's share as 200 Mw. The allocations for Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir was earlier fixed at 100 Mw, 200 Mw, 100 Mw, 300 Mw and 120 Mw respectively," a government official said.

The eastern region states wanted the entire power from Tala and in lieu of that power, they have agreed to give an equal amount of power from its thermal projects to the northern region.

It is also expected that an additional 1,000 Mw of the surplus power from the north eastern and eastern regions will be supplied to the northern region through the link.

"The north eastern region and the eastern region have surplus power of around 600 Mw each and this will ease the power situation in the northern region. Once the northern grid gets interconnected with the rest in synchronous operations, the 2,000 Mw power that can be evacuated will comprise around 20 per cent of the present capacity evacuation of 9,500 Mw," a senior Power Grid official had earlier said.

The line to link the northern region starts from Tala (Bhutan) and connects Mandola (near Delhi) through Siliguri (West Bengal), Purnea (Bihar), Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and Bareli (Uttar Pradesh).

Utpal Bhaskar in New Delhi
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