Dhanbad: In a development that would help the state in meeting its energy requirements, Jharkhand would start getting 250 MW of electricity from April next year after the second unit of the 1050 MW power plant at Maithan gets operational.

Presently, the first unit of the Tata Power-DVC joint venture has become operational that produces 350 MW of power that is being sold to Delhi.

Praveer Sinha, project director for Eastern Region Projects of Tata Power informed, “Each unit of the plant would produce 525 Megawatt and they would start production from December. Supply of 250 MW to Jharkhand would start only in April 2012. Jharkhand Chief Minister would inaugurate the power plant after Diwali.”

“Maithan Power plant has signed contract with four states – Jharkhand, West Bengal, Delhi and Punjab. Out of 250 MW which would be supplied to Jharkhand, 100 MW would be from the plant and 150 would be supplied from DVC. Built on the PPP model, Tata Power and DVC hold share in ratio of 74:26.”

(JPN/ Bureau)