CEC Kargil reviews status of power purchase agreements of projects under KREDA

CEC Kargil reviews status of power purchase agreements of projects under KREDA
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KARGIL: To review the status of the execution of power purchase agreements of small hydro projects under Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) with the State Power Development Department, Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan convened a meeting here on Tuesday.

Executive Councilor for Power, Advocate Muhammad Amir, Executive Councilor for Agriculture, Muhammad Hussain, Executive Councilor for Zanskar Affairs, Tenzin Sonam, Deputy Commissioner Kargil and Vice Chairman KREDA, Haji Gulzar Hussain, Project Director KREDA, Kacho Ahmad Khan, Executive Engineer PDD Kargil Altaf Hussain besides other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

During the meeting, the officers of KREDA informed the CEC that power has continuously been supplied to PDD since the commissioning of Biarass Project in November last year since KREDA has no distribution system of its own, an official handout read.

“To realise revenue for the power generated from the hydro projects, KREDA has to sell the energy to PDD adding the team of State Electric Regulatory Commission (SERC) has already inspected the project and submitted its recommendations for execution of power purchase agreement”, it read.

The status of the pre-feasibility reports and DPRs of the power development projects under PMDP, delay in release of funds for capacity building and execution of projects under KREDA and other related issues were also discussed.

The CEC assured the concerned officers that he would take up all issues with the concerned quarters for early headway in the implementation of projects and redressal of grievances in a time bound manner.

Meanwhile, the CEC directed the Project Director KREDA to facilitate the installation of 5KW rooftop power plants in government offices, schools and health institutions, it added.