Karnataka signs PPA With AP
As soon as the monsoons set in, the state will get 117 MW of power every week from the Jurala hydro-electric project in Andhra Pradesh. The memorandum of understanding signed by the two states in 2011 will be implemented from this year and the state will get power once a week, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said. Though the project was conceived in 1978, it really took shape only after over three decades. The additional power supply is expected to reduce load-shedding in the state. Karnataka will get half the power generated and has to pay Rs 3.23 per unit annually.