LG Mathur Meets Union Min RK Singh, Discusses Power Sector Issues in Ladakh, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
The LG also raised questions regarding the intervention for clearance of right of way issues and clearance from the Departments of Wildlife, Forestry and Defense for the construction of the 220 KV Nubra-Zanskar transmission line. and the review of the power purchase agreement with NHPC Ltd for 45 MW Nimoo-Basgo. and 44 MW Chutak hydroelectric power projects, the official said.
The spokesperson said the Lieutenant Governor has also sought the minister’s intervention to address land issues, expedite the investigation and other work related to the study for the 10 GW solar project in Pang.
The ministry’s intervention was also sought for the approval of a 66 kV transmission line for Changthang under the revamped distribution system (RDSS) and the establishment of a state load dispatch center. for Ladakh by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the official said.
Mathur raised the need to expand and implement the rooftop solar program in Ladakh, including considering the start date of the program from the current fiscal year (2022-23) and appointing the Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) and Kargil Renewable Energy Agency Development Agency (KREDA) as the nodal agencies of UT for the implementation of Phase II of the network connection program, the official said.
The spokesperson said that LG has also requested approval of the 10MW capacity target of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan program A component for Ladakh.
The ministry was also asked to sanction 2,000 solar-powered pumps instead of the 600 stand-alone pumps already sanctioned under PM-KUSUM Component-B due to public demand, the official said, adding that.
The LG also urged the ministry to appoint KREDA as the nodal agencies for Kargil district for the implementation of the program and extend the completion deadline till October 2023 to achieve the target, the official said.
The Lieutenant Governor also sought approval of balance funds and extension of time for completion of small hydropower projects by LREDA, intervention in release of pending Rs 1 crore from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to KREDA for the capacity building program of the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI) programme, the spokesperson added.