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Nagpur: The state authorities has determined to arrange two new 660 MW items in Koradi regardless that the district already has 5 energy crops having whole put in capability of seven,230 MW of which 6,450 MW is operational. The necessity for brand spanking new thermal items is itself questionable given the large photo voltaic capability addition being carried out.
In keeping with MSEDCL chairman-cum-managing director Sanjiv Kumar, the brand new items are developing as previous items can be decommissioned within the coming years. “This isn’t capability addition however solely alternative energy. Naturally, we would require this energy within the coming years,” he stated.
Mahagenco has acknowledged that the 2 660 MW items are alternative of 4 previous decommissioned 120 MW items and a 210 MW unit. It has advised ministry of surroundings, forests and local weather change (MoEFCC) that it’s going to decommission two 210 MW items in Nashik. Nevertheless, no new unit is deliberate in Nashik. The identical factor is being carried out in Bhusawal the place a 210 MW unit can be changed by a 660 MW one.
Koradi was chosen as the situation for the brand new items as land was accessible right here. Mahagenco had earlier deliberate to arrange two 800 MW in Umred however couldn’t purchase land. It then realized that it may use the land the place its decommissioned items exist.
Each MSEDCL and Mahagenco are additionally establishing new solar energy crops. Power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has determined to transform the whole agricultural load to photo voltaic. Furthermore, Maharashtra Power Improvement Company (MEDA) and people are switching over to solar energy underneath the rooftop coverage. Nonetheless new thermal items are being sanctioned.
The choice can be questionable as a number of personal energy crops are mendacity idle within the state. As an alternative of moving into for brand spanking new items, Mahagenco can merely these crops. A 1,350 MW energy plant belonging to RattanIndia is mendacity idle in Sinnar in Nashik district. Energy Finance Company (PFC) had urged Mahagenco to purchase it however the request was turned down. Nashik district has just one energy plant belonging to Mahagenco and the second energy plant would have distributed the air pollution load. The ability crops are concentrated solely in Nagpur and Chandrapur districts.
One other drawback is availability of water. Ever since Chaurai dam was constructed in Madhya Pradesh, Totladoh reservoir doesn’t even get half crammed up. If Totladoh water is used to provide the brand new items it would additional cut back the share of water for irrigation.
The brand new items would require extra transmission capability. Mahatransco might want to purchase farm land for laying its towers. As soon as once more Vidarbha’s farmers will undergo for Western Maharashtra.
Dinesh Naidu, secretary of Vidarbha Join, stated that his group together with a number of others has determined to oppose the plant tooth and nail. “There isn’t a want for energy within the state. A number of energy crops are mendacity idle because of lack of demand. Why ought to taxpayers’ cash be wasted on new items. If in any respect the federal government wants further energy it can buy the idle energy crops. This may present funds to banks, which too function on public cash,” he stated.
Naidu additional stated that not a drop of water ought to be offered to the brand new items from Totladoh. “Our farmers are already struggling because of lack of water. Why ought to they pay the worth for whims of the federal government,” he added.
Pramod Pande, president of Jan Manch, a social group that has additionally determined to oppose the brand new items, requested why they had been being put in in Vidarbha. “The area generates 17,000 MW however consumes only one,600 MW. Why not arrange new energy crops in Nashik? Why not purchase the dysfunctional personal one,” he stated.
Pande additional stated Chandrapur is likely one of the hottest cities in India due to too many energy crops in its neighborhood. “Nagpur will meet the identical destiny if these items are commissioned. Why does authorities need to punish Nagpurians,” he added.
The activist additionally stated that authorities ought to go in for solar energy as a substitute of thermal one because the latter was extremely polluting. “The entire world is shifting in direction of clear power. Why is the federal government shifting in an wrong way,” he added.
Energy officers say that the argument that energy crops ought to be set in Western Maharashtra because the load is concentrated there may be flawed. “The price of coal transport is way greater than that of transmission. Energy generated in Pune can be far costlier than that in Nagpur. It is not going to be bought because of the benefit order despatch (MOD) system,” stated an official.
Nevertheless, this argument doesn’t maintain floor as NTPC had just lately began an influence plant in Solapur, which is way away from any coal mine. A personal firm additionally began a 1,350 MW plant in Nashik district some years in the past.
* Energy officers say that Koradi items will not be capability addition however alternative of previous items
* The items are developing at the same time as a number of crops are mendacity idle due lack of demand for energy
* Activists need Mahagenco to purchase these energy crops as a substitute of moving into for brand spanking new items
* Mahagenco and MSEDCL are establishing a number of new photo voltaic crops
* These items would require water from Totladoh dam, which is able to hit the farmers
* Mahatransco will purchase farm land for laying transmission towers to provide this energy elsewhere
* Activists need authorities to arrange energy plant in Western Maharashtra, which consumes most energy
* Energy officers say value of coal transport is way greater than that of energy transmission
* Nevertheless, energy crops exist in Solapur and Nasik districts, that are removed from coal mines

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