Andhra Pradesh has planned a capacity addition of 11,210 MW through thermal power by 2022, a senior official said here. The present installed capacity of Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGenco) is 10,645 MW. "To meet the future energy requirements, we have taken up a gigantic capacity addition programme for generating 11,210 MW of thermal power with a total estimated cost of Rs 64,182 crore," K Vijayanand, Managing Director, AP Genco said.
In the line-up, Vadarevu ultra mega power project with a total capacity of 4000 MW will be completed in two stages in Prakasam district, that is expected to be ready by 2021-22, he said. "We would add another 800 MW super critical unit by 2019 at the Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station at Krishnapatnam in Nellore, taking the total capacity at the project to 2,400 MW. This has been granted a mega power project status by the Centre," he said.
Another 800 MW capacity unit would be built at the Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station at Vijayawada by 2019, while the stage-4 600 MW capacity unit at the Rayalaseema Thermal Power Project would be commissioned in October this year. Besides, generation of 10,000 MW of solar power and 5,000 MW of wind power is also targeted by financial year 2021-22, he said. "We are developing a coal block in Odisha and the Centre has assured coal linkage for all our expansion programmes. We are currently importing 30 per cent of the coal required for Krishnapatnam power plant," he said.