Jaiprakash Hydro-Power to add 2,000MW capacity

Jaiprakash Hydro-Power to add 2,000MW capacity
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First Published: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 03 20 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 03 20 PM IST
Mumbai: Jaypee Group firm Jaiprakash Hydro-Power has plans to add 2,000MW power generation capacity comprising hydro and thermal in the current five-year plan period ending 2012.
“Jaiprakash Hydro-Power will be the only company in private sector which will contribute 2,000MW in the 11th plan to the nation,” claimed company’s founder chairman Jaiprakash Gaur in the annual report.
Jaiprakash Hydro-Power has a total capacity of 300MW. It is a hydro power plant in Himachal Pradesh.
The company has plans to add over 13,520MW with a mix of thermal and hydro in less than seven years, Gaur said, adding that the company’s 1,000MW Karcham Wangtoo project in Himachal Pradesh would be implemented by 2011.
“In addition, with 3,200MW projects coming up in Arunachal Pradesh and 720MW in Meghalaya, the Group will have total hydropower generation capacity of over 5,000MW by 2016,” he said.
The company projects to have 2,300MW of generation capacity with a 77:23 hydro and thermal mix by 2012. The ratio would just be the reverse-77% thermal and 23% hydro in FY’14 when Jaiprakash Hydro-Power would have a total capacity of 7,520MW.
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First Published: Sun, Aug 09 2009. 03 20 PM IST