Karnataka government has decided to purchase 750 Mw from private power generation companies, Minister for Energy Shobha Karandlaje said on Tuesday. Tenders would be issued soon inviting private companies to supply power to the state grid, she told reporters here. The power supply situation would be grim if the state did not get bountyful spells of rains in the remaining days of the monsoon, Karandlaje said.
Linganamakki hydel reservoir at present has of about 30 tmcft compared to the storage level of 80 tmcft during the corresponding period of last year. Presently, hydel plants generate 2500 Mw daily.