Chhattisgarh is coming to the aide of power starved Telangana. The state will start supplying 1000 MW of power. It will soon be raised to 2000 MW in the next phase. On Tuesday, two states have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply 1,000 MW of power to Telangana in the presence of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the camp office. Following the division of Andhra Pradesh, new state of Telangana has become deficit state and is not able to provide the continuous power to domestic as well as farm sector. Power deficit has also contributed to the hostility between Andhra and Telangana.
Though the proposal to purchase power from Chhattisgarh has been there for 15 month ,ever since the creation of Telangana, finally, it has come to fruition today with signing of PPA. The PPA is the result of MoU signed on November last year. The MoU signed in the presence of chief minister KCR (Telangana ) and Raman Singh (Chhattisgarh). The PPA will be valid for 12 years.
Telangana central power distribution company CMD Raghurami Reddy and Chhattisgarh power distribution company CMD Ankit Anand exchanged the power purchase agreements. Telangana plans to buy 4350 MW of power from Chhattisgarh. Construction of 765 KV double circuit transmission line to evacuate the power from Chhattisgarh is also nearing completion.