The UP energy department on Monday set the target of increasing its power generation capacity by four times — from the existing 3,200 megawatt (MW) to 12,734MW — by 2022.
Setting the target in a review meeting of the power generating units, state power minister Shrikant Sharma said UP would add 1,320MW by the end of this year. This would include a 660MW unit each in Meja and Harduaganj. The Meja unit is being constructed under a joint venture with the NTPC at an estimated cost of 12,176 crore.
A 660MW unit in Meja was fired up in April last year. Sharma claimed that two units of 660MW each in Obra-C are expected to start wheeling out power by March 2022.