Web Exclusive | March 2013
East Coast to set up 1,320 mw plant in AP's Srikakulam dist
In Andhra Pradesh, East Coast Energy, which is setting up a thermal power plant at Kakarapalli in Srikakulam district, is planning to begin generation by March 2015, even though there has been a delay in executing the project, according to Krishna V Tatineni, Managing Director.
The project will have two units of 660 mw each. The project faced a lot of opposition from the local people and environmental activists on fears that environmental pollution would leave the area uninhabitable. The agitation against the project had led to delays in its execution.
Krishna said that the company is planning to accelerate the execution shortly. The company wants to commence generation by March 2015. He said the company had allayed the apprehensions of the local public on the issue of pollution.