|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 13:26:27|
West Bengal to export electricity to Nepal, Bhutan
The West Bengal government has set a target to supply electricity to Nepal and Bhutan.
Meanwhile, the capacity of the export of electricity to Bangladesh will also be increased, according to a report by http://www.millenniumpost.in
State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said that his department has set a target to export 1,000 MW electricity to neighbouring countries.
The minister is hopeful that the target will soon be achieved by his department as the state government has constructed various power generation units while many others are under construction.
He further added: "The state government is already supplying 250 mw electricity to Bangladesh and we are trying to increase the supply to other countries as well.
For this, the infrastructure development is underway." According to sources, Bengal has around 9,000 MW in surplus electricity out of which 250 mw is supplied to Bangladesh.
The state Power department is trying to double the amount.
Sources said that the power plants in Bengal have been generating nearly around 7,000 MW of electricity every day on an average and private power plants around 11,000 MW.