Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will build a new 1600 MW production unit, ‘Anapara-E’.
Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam approved this proposal in the board meeting of the corporation on Monday. The proposal will soon be sent to the government for approval.
The chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation and the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, Dr Ashish Goyal, said that the expenditure on the construction of these units is estimated to be around Rs 18,624 crore.
This will be established under the joint venture of NTPC and Production Corporation Ltd. as a subsidiary of Meja Urja Nigam Ltd. Till now, Anpara-A, Anpara-B, and Anpara-D units of 2,630 MW are owned by the Utpadan Nigam, and Anpara-C is a 1200 MW project.
The Chairman held a review meeting of the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam in which he discussed completing the ongoing coal firing trials in the first units of the new thermal projects Obra-C (2×660 MW) and Jawaharpur (2×660 MW). Instructions were given to start regular power generation from these units soon
The management of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation is consistently working to enhance the state’s electricity system.
As part of this initiative, Dr Ashish Goyal, Chairman of UP Power Corporation, issued a stern warning on Monday to executive engineers who have not shown significant progress in the One-time Settlement (OTS) scheme and revenue collection.
He emphasized that tangible improvements in OTS and electricity-related tasks must be evident by December; otherwise, appropriate action will be taken.