No load-shedding in Maharashtra this year, assures Maha energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule


    Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 2, 2019 16:57

    Chandrashekhar Bawankule assured that there would be no load-shedding in 2019 as the state has sufficient coal stocks for power generation.
    Chandrashekhar Bawankule (Photo by: Abhishek Thakare)

    Minister for Ministry of Energy, New and Renewable Energy Maharashtra, State Excise Chandrashekhar Bawankule assured that there would be no load-shedding in 2019. Bawankule, who’s also the Guardian Minister of Nagpur, on Thursday claimed that the state has sufficient coal stocks for power generation so there wouldn’t be any load-shedding this year.

    Bawankule, who’s also the Guardian Minister of Nagpur,  claimed that the state has sufficient coal stocks for power generation hence there wouldn’t be any load-shedding this year.

    The minister said that the state was on the top slot in renewable energy generation.  According to The Asian Age, he said, “We had transmitted a record 24970 MW electricity on March 3, 2018. Electricity generation in Maharashtra had never crossed 20000 MW before this. This year too, we are fully prepared as we have adequate coal stock. There will be no load-shedding in the state this year.”

    He informed, “We reached 3500 MW in wind energy and 1000 MW in co-generation. It is our mission to bring 47 lakh agricultural pumps in the state under solar power in the next five years. We plan to shift six lakh pumps to solar power this year and provide them with electricity for up to eight hours a day.”

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