Gujarat government has raised concerns with the Centre about the high power costs it might have to incur for electricity supplied from the nuclear project at Kakrapar near Surat, expansion of which is under way.
At the time when allocation was sought for Gujarat, the estimated tariff for power from the Kakrapar expansion was Rs 3.34 per unit. The project, in which Gujarat was allocated 476MW, was delayed for 4-5 years. Now, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has communicated that the revised tariff will be around Rs 5.31 per unit at generator level, said government sources.
The government has requested the Union ministry of power to take up the matter with the department of atomic energy and lower the power tariff to affordable levels.Read more
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