After inheriting a crisis-ridden power sector when Telangana State was formed and had an installed capacity of 7,778 MW, it has come a long way by increasing power generation capacity to 16,503 MW in the last four-and-a-half-years

 Hyderabad: Works on the 1,800 megawatts (MW) Bhadradri Thermal Power Station which is nearing completion, will take Telangana one step closer to achieving the target of having an installed electricity generation capacity of 28,000MW in the State.

Also, work is on at a brisk pace to complete work on the 4,000 MW Yadadri ultra mega power plant, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao told the Legislative Assembly on Friday.

After inheriting a crisis-ridden power sector when Telangana State was formed and had an installed capacity of 7,778 MW, it has come a long way by increasing power generation capacity to 16,503 MW in the last four-and-a-half years. Power consumption is an important human development index and according to the Central Electricity Authority, Telangana is on top of per capita electricity consumption in the country now, the Chief Minister said.

He also said that within nine months of its formation, the Telangana government was able to ensure 24-hour uninterrupted quality power. “We have completed KTPS 800 MW power plant within 42 months, a record. Power generation has already begun at this plant,” he said.

Telangana, he said, now stands second after Karnataka in the country in solar power generation with an installed capacity of 3,613MW of the targeted 5,000 MW installed solar power generation.

News Source: Telangana today