Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kuttiadi project to be ready by March

The 100 MW Kuttiadi additional extension power project will be ready for commissioning next month, Power Minister A.K. Balan has said.

In a release here on Sunday, the Minister said the 25 MW Neriamangalam extension and 3.75 MW Kuttiadi tail race schemes had been completed taking the total quantity of power added to the grid by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) to 90 MW. The Pallivasal extension, Thottiyar and Poozhithod schemes, forming part of various schemes aimed at additional generation capacity of 730 MW, were at different stages of implementation, Mr. Balan said.

He said steps were being taken for a 2,400 MW mega power project at Cheemeni in Kasaragod district. Once the LNG terminal became a reality in Kochi, the 1,950 MW second stage of the Kayamkulam thermal power project would become a reality. Steps would also begin soon on a 1,000 MW project at Brahmapuram under the full ownership of the KSEB, the final goal being generation of around 3,000 MW power over the coming decade, he said.

The Minister said work on 206 sub-stations had been taken up as part of the Rs.1,800-crore transmission master plan.

Of these, 71 sub-stations had been commissioned and 11 kV lines drawn across a distance of 8,500 km. As many as 12,100 transformers had also been set up over the last three years. The pace of work done in transmission and distribution segment should be clear from the fact that as much as one-fourth of the total distance of 11 kV lines and the total number of transformers were put in place after the present government came to power.

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