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Central, state-owned power firms stumble to add new capacities

Only 55% of the target achieved till July; no new capacities set up in hydro or nuclear power

power distribution, electricity, electricity transmission

Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
Centre and stat-owned power generation firms stagger in the path of expanding and building new power capacities in this financial year. Between April and July 2019, consolidated additions to existing power capacities by central and state-owned power producers stood at 1320 Mw. 

Private independent power producers (IPPs) added 45 Mw in the period, thereby taking the net addition to 1365 Mw out of the envisaged 2480 Mw, denoting 55.04 per cent achievement.

Data published by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows that no new capacities were set up either in hydro or nuclear power in the current financial year.  In

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First Published: Aug 31 2019 | 6:15 PM IST

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