76 MW RE Projects Cleared in Telangana: Minister G Jagadish Reddy

76 MW RE Projects Cleared in Telangana: Minister G Jagadish Reddy

Energy minister G Jagadish Reddy said the Telangana state government had received applications for generation of renewable energy for 90 MW and of them 76 MW projects had been cleared.

He said that several industrialists were not coming forward to install units to generate power from waste due to stringent norms for disposal of waste.

Responding to questions on renewable energy raised by MLCs — U Gangadhar Goud, K Naveen Kumar and Aluguballi Narsi Reddy — in the legislative council on Monday, the minister said the other reason for not many people keen on setting up power plants was due to power purchase cost being fixed by the Electricity Regulatory Commission. “In various municipalities, while the plants were permitted to generate 38 MW, only 19 MW is being generated,” Jagadish Reddy said.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC and former MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha said the state government should provide basic infrastructure in newly-created mandals and MPTCs and MPPs should be empowered to hoist flags in the respective mandal offices.

Speaking for the first time in the legislative council after being elected as an MLC, Kavitha said though there was a deficit of Rs 500 crore from the Centre, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sanctioned Rs 500 crore to the local bodies.
Kavitha said still there were some problems at the mandal level as mandal praja parishad offices do not have furniture and proper buildings.

“By making an amendment, MPTCs and ZPTCs should be given powers to hoist flags in government schools,” she said.

Last week, state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) inaugurated a 37 megawatts solar plant at Kothagudem in Telangana.

Total 300 megawatts solar plants are being erected throughout Singareni, out of which 172 megawatts plants have already been completed and generating solar power, said Singareni Collieries, which is the first coal company to enter into the solar power sector along with thermal power.

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