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Major players to set up 15 power projects to generate 12,000 MW

Plans are afoot by private power majors to set up 15 plants for generating an additional 12,000 MW with a whopping investment of Rs.20,000 crore in East Godavari district.

G. Rajendraprasad, General Manager, Industries Kakinada and K. Krishnarjuna Rao, Industrial Promotion Officer, Rajahmundry told The Hindu, while 12 were new proposals, three other plants were going in for expansion in a big way. The major players include GMR, GVK, Lanco and Navabharat Energies and Ventures Limited. The power produced by them would be purchased by AP and other States to be distributed through the grid.

New proposals

The new proposals include KKB Power Plant at Komaragiripatnam with an investment of Rs.2,839 crore to produce 1,200 MW capacity, expansion of the plant at GMR Power Project at Vemagiri with Rs.2,400 crore to increase another 788 MW of power. GVK plant situated between Vemagiri and Jegurupadu would be expanded to produce an additional 300 MW with Rs.1,300 crore, while Navabharat Energies and Ventures Limited proposed to start its new plant at Dharmavaram in Prattipadu mandal with 135 MW with Rs.403 crore. Another 500 MW unit at a cost of Rs.1,680 crore would be set up at Mannem by KVR Power Plant. Powervara Industries is establishing a 440 MW unit at Prattipadu with an investment of Rs.1,100 crore. Lanco is set to start it's Rs.3,000-crore plant to generate 2,000 MW near Kadiyam.

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