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Bengal Govt to add 2,000 MW of power in 5 years

Bengal Govt to add 2,000 MW of power in 5 years

Kolkata, Aug 27 (UNI) The West Bengal Government is planning to add 2,000 megawatt (MW) of power over the next five years and also planning to incorporate the latest technologies to reduce distribution and transmission losses.

The 2,000 MW will be a mix of thermal and hydro, as well as of solar and other alternative sources of power.

Part of the 2,000 MW will be 300 MW of solar power.

Efforts are also being made to improve the quality of power.

Old thermal power plants are gradually being replaced by modern facilities to improve efficiency in power generation.

The State Government has already made a significant improvement in the field of power generation.

Renewable energy has been given special thrust since Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came to power.

Rrenewable energy has become an important component for achieving energy security.

From 1 MW when the Trinamool Congress came to power, solar power capacity of the state is now around 200 MW.


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Amit Shah to address rally in Malda; Start-up to LS poll

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