Energy Minister D K Shivakumar has said that electricity supply companies will not resort to power cuts this summer.
Speaking to media persons after Karnataka Power Corporation (KPCL) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (RECL), a Government of India undertaking in Bengaluru on Friday, Shivakumar said, “KPCL and electricity supply companies have already signed power purchase agreements with private generators, they will ensure power supply to the consumers and there will be no power cuts in the summer,”
“At present, the state is generating 10,000 MW of power per day, while the demand is around 9,200 MW. The demand has come down of late due to decrease in power consumption by the industry and the agriculture sectors,” he added.
KPCL will be implementing nine power-generation and modernisation projects to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore. These include gas-based power generation plant near Yelahanka in Bengaluru urban district, thermal power plant at Yarmaras in Raichur district and Sharavathi pumping station in Shivamogga district.