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HPSC Study Material - Energy sector of Haryana Notes

Haryana GK is a quintessential section that will be asked in the exam conducted by the Haryana state authority.

Energy sector of Haryana

Energy scenario of the state

  • Haryana State has limited availability of natural sources of energy. 
  • The Hydro Generation potential is very less in the State.
  • The coal mines are far away located from the State.
  • Wind velocity is also not sufficient to exploit the power generation in the state.
  • The solar intensity is relatively higher but the land area limitation makes it difficult to harness the solar energy.

Therefore, the state has to depend mainly upon thermal energy and some joint hydropower projects for fulfilling the energy demand of the state.

At present, the total installed capacity available to the State is 11,971.42 MW. 

  • The total number of electricity consumers in the State has increased from 35,44,380 in 2001-02 to 65,77,058 in  2018-19.
  • The per capita consumption of electricity increased from 57 units in 1967-68 to 1,793.50 units in 2018-19. 

The power available 

During 2018-19 - 5,15,733 lakh KWH.

During 2019-20 - 427315 lakh KWH

The power sold 

During 2018-19 - 4,07,090.10 lakh KWH.

During 2019-20 - 3,13,028.20 lakh KWH

HPSC Study Material - Energy sector of Haryana Notes

Power Plants in Haryana:

Panipat Thermal Power Station I, Panipat

It is a coal-based power plant. It was formerly known as the Tau Devi Lal Thermal Power Station. There are a total of 4 units of the plant. Each with an installed capacity of 110 MW. The First unit was commissioned in November 1979. Renovation and Modernization have been started in the power station under which these units are stopped from working. Now, none of the units is running. 

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Panipat Thermal Power Station II, Panipat

It is a coal-based power plant. It has an installed capacity of 920 MW. It has four units. Stage I and II are 210 MW each and Stage III and IV are 250 each. Each unit is running. 

Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant 

It is located in the Yamunanagar district of Haryana. It is a coal-based power plant. This power plant was jointly constructed by Reliance Energy Limited and Shanghai Electric (China) in a collaboration.

It has two units. All the units are running. Each has a capacity of 300 MW.

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Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Station

It is located at Khedar in the Hisar district of Haryana. It is a coal-based power plant. Its various contracts are given to Reliance Infrastructure. 

It has two units. All the units are running. Each has a capacity of 600 MW.

Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project

It is located between Khanpur Khurd and Jharli village in the Jhajjar district of Haryana. Khanpur Khurd is to the south of the plant and Jharli village is to the north of the plant. It is a coal-based power plant. It is the largest thermal power plant located in Haryana.

It was developed by Aravali Power Company. The company is a joint venture company comprising NTPC, IPGCL, and HPGCL.

It has three units. All the units are running. Each has a capacity of 500 MW.

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