Assam to set up 6 thermal projects with total capacity of 992 MW

Union minister of state for power Piyush Goyal has said six thermal power projects with a combined installed capacity of 992 MW are being set up by state-owned power generation company in Assam.

He said this in reply to a question by AIUDF MP Badruddin Ajmal in Lok Sabha.

The minister also said at present there is no hydroelectric power project from Assam under consideration for concurrence of the Central Electricity Authority.

“As per the information furnished by the CEA, the power projects proposed to be set up in the state are the 660-MW Margherita Project, 12-MW Golaghat Project, 70-MW Lakwa Replacement Project, 30-MW Cachar project, 100-MW Amguri Project and 120-MW Lower Kopili Project. He added that the CEA approved Lower Kopili in May, 2016,” he said.

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