Puducherry: To meet the growing demand, the Puducherry Administration has proposed to expand the gas based power plant run by Puducherry Power Corporation, an undertaking of Puducherry government in Karaikal.
The administration has proposed to augment generation of power in the twelfth plan.
Official sources said generation of power would be expanded from 32.5 mw to 100 mw to meet the growing power demand.
The gas needed for production of energy at the plant has been available from the gas wells of the ONGC in Narimanam near Karaikal. This is the only power plant in the Union Territory.
Puducherry and other outlying regions are now getting the power from Central electricity generating stations besides the one situated in the state sector at Karaikal to meet its demand. The power plant was started in Karaikal in 2000.
Story first published:
June 11, 2012 10:47 IST