Yelahanka gas-based power plant to be commissioned soon

After much delay, the combined cycle power plant at Yelahanka in Karnataka, which has been in the works for several years, may finally see the light of the day by April.

Claimed as Bengaluru’s first own power plant, its construction was launched by the then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in June 2016.

Though it was expected that the facility would be ready by May 2018., the project missed many deadlines. The 370-MW plant is coming up in place of a defunct diesel plant at a cost of Rs 1,570 crore, said a report in The Hindu.

Quoting Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL) officials, it said the delay was due to design issues and the fact that it had to clear pollution control board norms.

V Ponnuraj, managing director, KPCL, reportedly said: “We are looking at commencing testing in March-end or April, and commissioning it by the end of April.”

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