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Energy Ministry revises plan on developing community power plants

Jul 13. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Energy Ministry has said it will present a revised version of the 2018 Power Development Plan to the Cabinet on Tuesday (July 14), which if approved, will allow it to go ahead with calling bids to set up grassroots community power plants.

This project had been postponed from its original schedule by a year.

The revised version of the plan now incorporates the amount of electricity to be generated by these plants totalling 1,933 megawatts from 2020 to 2024. Last December, the National Power Policy Committee had approved the project in the form of very small power plant, with a capacity not exceeding 10MW.

Under the scheme, the government will purchase 700MW between 2020 and 2022 from community based plants.

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