Telangana-Chhattisgarh inked Power Supply pact to buy 1000 MW power

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Telangana Chhattisgarh inked Power Supply pact to buy 1000 MW power

Who: Power Supply pact to buy 1000 MW power
What: Inked between Telangana and Chhattisgarh
When: 22 September 2015

Telangana Government on 22 September 2015 entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Chhattisgarh for purchasing 1000 mw of power. The PPA would be in force for the next 12 years.

The supply pact aims at bridging the demand-supply gap in Telangana, particularly when the demand spikes up during the Rabi crop season and the summer months.

According to a press release issued by the Telangana Government, this is in addition to the PPA both the states had earlier signed in November 2014 for 1000 mw.

The transmission line that will help Telangana to bring power from Chhattisgarh is currently under construction between Wardha (Maharashtra) and Dichpally (Telangana). The 765-kv double-circuit line will have capacity to handle 4350 mw of power.