Once complete, Polavaram to add 980 megawatts of hydel power to state grid


Once complete, Polavaram to add 980 megawatts of hydel power to state grid

Polavaram project, considered the lifeline of Andhra Pradesh, will also make the state surplus in power generation. It will add about 980 megawatts of hydel power to the state grid.

At present, the state has an installed capacity of 2,336 megawatts of hydel energy. Once Polavaram and other projects are completed, the total hydel power generation in AP will touch 4,600 megawatts.

Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who reviewed developments in the energy sector with senior officials on Sunday, said the Polavaram dam, when completed, will help stabilisation of power grid in the state. By the time the dam is ready, there will also be integration of solar (2,840 megawatts) and wind (4,061 megawatts) power.

Officials told the chief minister that engineering works of Polavaram hydel project are progressing as per schedule, with excavation work of power house scheduled to be completed by June. Read More

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