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Out of J&K’s total 20,000 MWs power generation potential, only 3504.90 MW harnessed so far: Courtesy Vision Document 2047

 Out of J&K’s total 20,000 MWs power generation potential, only 3504.90 MW harnessed so far: Courtesy Vision Document 2047



Riyaz Bhat


Srinagar, Dec 09 (KNO): With the outcry over power crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities have said that the region has a potential of 20,000 Megawatt (MW) hydel power generation. However, only 3504.90 MW has been harnessed so far’.


According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Planning Department and Monitoring Department in ‘JK Vision Document 2047’ has stated, “Opportunities J&K is bestowed with huge hydel generation potential, however, out of total identified potential of 20,000 Megawatt (MW), only 3504.90 MW has been harnessed so far leaving as much as 16500 MW of the identified potential is yet to be tapped.


The document further read, “As such, there is huge scope for developing small and mega size hydro projects in the coming 25 years to harness the said potential which would require an investment of around Rs 20,000,0 Cr as per the current PL.”


It also states that in the transmission sector also, capacities shall be created progressively for which J&K may follow TBCB route or JV formation for the execution of upcoming transmission projects.


Stating the opportunities for the concerned authorities, the document further reveals that in order to improve efficiency in the distribution sector, studies are underway to decide the most suitable model for privatization of distribution functions in J&K.


“With so many power infrastructure development projects in pipeline or conceptualized, J&K will soon unleash huge employment opportunities for the youth,” it reads.


Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD) H Rajesh Prasad was not available for his comments over the issue—(KNO)

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