Bhubaneswar: Energy Minister Sushant Singh on Friday said that there won’t be any power cuts in the State this summer as an additional 1,320 Mega Watt (MW) electricity facility was launched on Friday at Ib Thermal Power Station at Banharpali in Jharsuguda district.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 2 x 660 MW Unit-3 and 4 of Ib Thermal Power Station developed by OPGC at Banharpali in Jharsuguda on Friday. The newly inaugurated units have added an extra 1,320 MW electricity for the State.
“The opening of 2 x 660 MW Unit-3 and 4 of Ib Thermal Power Station have added extra 1,320 MW electricity. It will not only ensure quality power but also asserts continuous power supply. We hope there won’t be power cuts this year,” said Singh.
During the peak hours, the average requirement is about 4,395 MW. At present, the State is producing 3957 MW, including 1,230 MW from six hydro stations, 780 MW from State thermal power stations, 1,212 MW from central sector, 245 MW from Independent Power Producers (IPPs), 40 MW from renewable energy sources and about 450 MW from other sources.