Power surplus expected for India's Karnataka state

India’s Karnataka state will have a power surplus by July 2016, according to the state’s government.

Addressing an investors’ meeting this week, R V Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Industries, said a state initiative will add more than 2 GW of thermal power, in addition to an unspecified amount of solar and wind power, to the grid beginning in January. By June or July, he said, the “power situation will be good in Karnataka and no industry will have power cuts”.

Among the plants coming online are the first unit of the National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) 4 GW coal-fired Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project (pictured) and a 600 MW solar plant in Tumakuru district.  

The state’s thermal plant initiative was a response to erratic hydropower generation due to drought conditions.

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