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Odisha plans PSU to increase renewables generation

The Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has said recently that the State government is to set up a dedicated public sector undertaking company (PSU) for the purpose of increasing generation of renewable energy, mostly hydro-power production capacity in the state.

The name of the PSU may be Green Energy Development Corporation to give focused attention in development of small hydro power potential of the state, Patnaik said in Bhubaneswar.

The proposed PSU will also focus on generation of other renewable source of energy including solar and wing power. Addressing an international seminar on hydro-power and sustainable development, he said though the state already have 2,100 mw capacity in hydro-power sector, there are about 12 sites where medium and major hydro-power projects can be feasible.

The state can generate another 2,000 mw of hydro-power in these 12 places, he said. The Chief Minister, however, said the work on these medium and major projects could not proceed because of various reasons.

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