The demand for power in the North East region will rise to the tune of 4,000 MW in the next five years with increase in electrification, North Eastern Council economic adviser W Synrem said on Tuesday.
“It is projected that the demand of power in the region will substantially increase to the tune of 3,500-4,000 MW in a span of five years, as we progress towards electrification in villages and increase the number of industries,” Synrem said at a conference here.
As of March this year, he said, 40,140 villages (96 percent) out of the 42,435 villages in the region have been electrified, even as Sikkim and Tripura have achieved 100 percent, while in Arunachal Pradesh, it is only 77 percent.
The North Eastern Regional Power Committee, in its report for October last year, had stated the power requirement for the region was 2,553 MW with availability of 2,525 MW, resulting in a shortfall of 1.1 percent (28 MW). Read More…