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UP to get additional 500MW power by June

Faced with a scorching summer and a looming power crisis, the Uttar Pradesh government announced that two new thermal power units - Unit 9 of the 250MW Harduaganj power station and Unit 5 of the 250MW Parichha project - would be made operational in June 2012.

The two units will add 500MW to the total generation capacity of the state's thermal power stations, taking it to a total of 4,777MW, a power official told IANS.

The announcement was made on May 16 after a meeting attended by Industrial Development Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Energy) Anil Kumar Gupta and Board of Directors of the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam and Uttar Pradesh Jal Vidyut Nigam (JVN).

With the two units operational by June, the rising power demand in the state would be met to some extent, Gupta hoped.

Net power generation by state power stations in Uttar Pradesh is around 18,537.94 million units (MU), against which INR5,112.47 crore of revenue was realised during 2011-12.

In another review meeting between Gupta and the Board of Directors of JVN, a proposal for preparation of bid document by Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), IIT - Roorkee, for the 1,500kW Khara small hydro power project in Saharanpur district was approved.

The project execution will be on a turn-key basis through an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract.

During the meeting, Gupta was informed that during 2011-12, against the target of 924MU, 1,431.51MU of hydro power was generated in the state. The hydro power generation capacity of JVN is 526.7MW at present.