Inaugurating the two-day meeting of power ministers from different states of India, Union Minister for Power and Renewable Energy Mr Piyush Goyal said that Kerala will soon get an additional 300 megawatts of energy, after the completion of the 1000 MW transmission line between Solapur and Aurangabad.
The new transmission line laid between Solapur and Aurangabad is expected to be completed in a week. Speaking to the reporters after the meeting, the Union Minister said that the new line would help the South-Indian states to curb the power problems to some extent.
Out of the 1000 megawatts from the Solapur transmission line, South-Indian state Tamil Nadu will receive 693 MW and the rest goes to Kerala. The minister said that the Government has already commissioned a 700 MW line in September and looks forward to increase the power output in proportion to the growing demand.
With the latest addition of a 1000MW line from Solapur, the total power transmission capacity extended by the Modi Government stood at 7,000MW.
Speaking to the media, the Union minister for Renewable Energy, Piyush Goshal said “It is very clear. Our Government is working with a forward vision. We are aiming to meet the growing demand for power supply in various states and provide electricity at a very affordable price.”
“It is also in our agenda to provide electricity to all the villages in rural India, who are yet to receive the electricity lines since the independence”, the Minister added.
The union ministry allowed the states to plan a road map for their future developments.
A detailed presentation of the project UDAY, aimed at decreasing burden over the discoms and wiping out the losses faced by the distributors will be held on Monday, the Economic Times reported.