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NEEPCO to raise power generation capacity

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From Our Special Correspondent

 New Delhi: The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), which provides bulk of the power required by the Northeast region, will double its installed capacity to meet the growing energy needs of the power-starved states.

NEEPCO is in the process of adding 922 MW during the 12th Plan Period, which shall enhance the installed capacity from 1130MW to 2052 MW.

For the speedy execution of projects, NEEPCO is using Modern Project Management software “Primavara” for monitoring, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Minister for Power said while chairing the Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament here on Thursday.

NEEPCO, which got the ‘Miniratna’ status in April this year, has an installed capacity of 1,130 MW, which is 47 percent of the total installed capacity of the north eastern region. Nineteen power projects, including twelve 3,918 MW capacity hydel power projects and four thermal power projects with installed capacity of 5,595 MW, are now in various stages of commissioning and planning in the north eastern region by different organisations, including NEEPCO.

The power plants would be set up in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Mizoram and Tripura.

The meeting deliberated on the steps taken to improve the power scenario in the North East.

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