Friday, August 31, 2012

Thermal Power Projects
The Union Minister of State for Power, Shri K.C.Venugopal, informed Lok Sabha today in a written reply that feasibility studies for setting up of thermal power projects are conducted by the developers. However, in the case of Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs), identification of the project site is done by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in consultation with the State Government. Studies/investigation and the tariff based competitive bidding process for selection of the developer are carried out by project specific SPV Company.

He further said that one Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) at Tilaiya in Jharkhand has been awarded to M/s. Reliance Power Ltd. for which land acquisition is under progress. Government of Jharkhand has proposed a second UMPP in Deogarh district of Jharkhand. Site for the second UMPP in Jharkhand has been identified and approved by the State Government. The developer for the second UMPP in Jharkhand will be selected on the basis of tariff based competitive bidding after completion of studies/investigations. 

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