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Project Update | May 2011

Power ministry considers monitoring pvt projects

The ministry of power plans to bring private sector power projects under its online monitoring system in the 12th Plan. Private players are expected to add over 46 per cent of the power capacity in the 12th Plan.


The ministry has a rigorous monitoring system for the government sector projects, which helped it control slippages from government companies during the 11th Plan. But the 12th Plan is evenly divided between the private and the government sector. Hence, there is a need to have regular updates on the private sector projects as well, said a power ministry official.


The decision was taken in a meeting of the Central Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Power on April 15, in which the working plan for the 12th Plan was discussed. The government has set a target of adding 1,00,000 MW of capacity in the 12th Plan, of which 46,026 MW would be added by the private sector.


At the beginning of the 11th Plan, the government had set a target of adding 78,000 MW. Though the ministry revised this target to 62,000 MW after a mid-term appraisal, latest estimates suggest a further downward revision.


In 2010-11, only 12,160 MW of capacity could be added as against a target of 20,359mw. The central sector added 4,280mw, 40% short of its capacity addition target, while state sector utilities missed their target by 57% and added only 2,759mw during the fiscal. The private sector fared slightly better, falling 25% short of its target at 5,121mw.


Industry officials see the move benefiting the private sector players. An NTPC official said online monitoring helped the company check its slippages and now it could address the onsite problems immediately. It will help the private sector as well, the official added.

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