Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company has signed MoUs at Jabalpur yesterday for increase in generation, best performance and achieving target of 70 percent PLF of thermal power stations.

As a step taken towards improving the power related problems in Madhya Pradesh, the State Government paid special attention to better maintenance of power plants, distribution, power transmission,

To overcome the hurdles in power generation in the State due to coal shortage, the Madhya Pradesh Government has decided to import 8 lakh metric tonne of fossil fuel for its thermal power stations this fiscal year.

The power generating capacity of the State has been hit by the shortage of coal and the Central quota of fossil fuel to the State was inadequate, Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Comp

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Ministry of Railways to improve their operational arrangements so that required quantity of coal may be supplied to Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station, Birsinghpur and Satpura Thermal Power Stations smoothly.

Bhopal, Jan 21: The proposed 210 MW Amarkantak Power Station is likely to go into commercial production of electricity from May this year.

The 210 MW unit at the Amarkantak Thermal Power Station of the Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company in Anuppur district was synchronised today. The power station aleady has two 30 MW units and two 120 MW units operating. The Union minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh and the minister of Power of MP Dr Gauri Shankar Shehwar were present on the occasion. Jairam Ramesh said that synchronisation on oil of the 210 MW unit was an important milestone. It would be another four months before the unit is scheduled to be in full commercial operation, he added.

Three units of Birsinghpur-based Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station had shut down between 2.30 and 2.45 pm due to some snag in frequency system on Friday. But the snag was overcome within two hours and the three units started generating power as earlier. Meanwhile, the work of repairing a 500 MW unit of BHEL at Birsinghpur is fast progressing and this unit too is expected to resume power generation by Sunday morning. According to information received from Energy Department, all other power generation units in the state are working normally.

Due to coal shortage power production in thermal power projects of the MP Electricity Board has affected adversely. Several units have been closed because of shortage in coal supply. Electricity Board officials are trying their level best at the highest level to overcome the coal shortage. In spite of this supply of coal is being reduced.