DVC plans 1,500 MW pumped storage facility in Jharkhand
Economic Times reported that Damodar Valley Corporation is planning to set up a 1,500 MW pumped storage facility in Jahrkhand's Bokaro at an estimated cost of INR 5,200 crore. Mr P K Mukhopadhyay chairman said that "We are planning to set up the 1,500 MW pumped storage facility at Lugu Pahar near Bokaro.” He said that "The total project cost is estimated at INR 5,200 crore and it will act as a storage facility for solar power generating units.”
A pre-feasibility study has been completed and a detailed project report will be prepared by an agency at a cost of around INR 40 crore, according to him. The report will be completed in the next two years.
The power utility, along with its partner NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), recently won a supply contract of 300 mw of power for a 15-year time period.
Mr Mukhopadhyay said that "We are prepared for starting supply. We are expecting to start selling power to Bangladesh within a month.”
Responding to a query relating to a public interest litigation filed in the Supreme Court against both these firms, challenging the legalities involved in the bidding process, he said that "We will contest it. We have been supplying power to eight states and we do not have any restrictions in supplying power."
Asked whether the utility will find any difficulties in exporting power generated from domestic coal, he said that "We have a combination of power including sources like thermal, hydro and solar. Our contract with Bangladesh is not based on any specific plant and we will supply from our pool of power."
Source : Economic Times