Sushilkumar Shinde, union minister of power yesterday informed that in the year 2010-11, Gujarat added power generation capacities to the tune of 1570 MW, nearly 10 per cent of the total capacities added in the country during the year.
Of the total capacities added during the year in Gujarat, Gujarat Industrial Power Corporation Limited (GIPCL), a state-promoted power company had added 250 MW for its lignite-based power plant at Surat during the first quarter of the year.
Adani group’s Adani Power commissioned a total of 1320 MW of coal-based power generation capacities at its Mundra Power plant.
Shinde said that India has achieved highest ever capacity addition in the power sector at record 15,795 MW for the year 2010-11.
In a statement issued, the minister informed that for the first quarter of the fiscal, the capacity addition stood at 2065 MW, while in the second quarter the capacity addition was 2870 MW.
Third quarter witnessed sharp jump in the capacity addition with 4795.5 MW of new capacities being added during the period and in the fourth quarter the capacity addition was 2430 MW.
Giving further details about the new capacities added, the statement informed that 690 MW of capacities were added in the hydro power sector, while 890.5 MW of capacity addition was seen in the gas/LNG fuelled facilities.
However, in the forth quarter of the fiscal Nuclear Power Corporation commissioned had 220 MW of nuclear power facilities in Karnataka.
The prominent companies which added to the capacity included NTPC, Adani Power, Reliance Power and Tata Power.