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Madhya Pradesh to sell surplus power to other states

Sunday, 5 January 2014 - 1:34pm IST | Place: Bhopal | Agency: DNA
State has over 1000 MW surplus power after meeting all domestic requirement.

Madhya Pradesh has made an enviable turnaround on power front by becoming an electricity selling state from electricity purchasing one, all thanks to relentless efforts of state government in past one decade.

State-owned Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited is now filling up tenders of other states to sell its surplus power to them.

The company has so far got an order to supply 450 MW power to Uttar Pradesh  on short term basis from July this year. Besides this, the company is awaiting a node from Andhra Pradesh to supply another 750 MW of electricity to it, for which tender formalities have been completed.

“We are looking for orders from other states as well for supply of power” said managing director of Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited, Manu Shrivastava.

He said as of now the state has more than 1000 MW surplus power even after meeting all domestic requirement.

The state has power availability of 10,500 MW from all its domestic sources and supply from Central share.

Shrivastava said that the maximum consumption in the state was 9000 to 9500 MW.

According him, the state would be able to sell more power on a short term basis indicating that state was self-sufficient on power front.

When asked whether entire population of the state had the luxury of power, he said barring small hamlets, all villages across the state have got electricity. The remaining areas to will gradually get power, he said.

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