Power vision

The vision

To achieve UMI countries per capita power generation and consumption benchmarks while building large capacities in renewable energy and providing quality energy at competitive tariffs and to match the POWER FOR ALL mission.

The strategy

The key strategies for achieving the vision would include large capacity additions through conventional sources to address the base and peak power requirements and become the energy hub for Western and Northern India. About twice as much as the current installed capacity would be added through conventional energy generation through significant capacity additions from nuclear energy and optimal use of lignite resources. Gujarat would also expedite requisite changes in policy for attracting major investments in power generation through non conventional sources viz. solar, wind, geo thermal.

Matching investments will be made in transmission and distribution systems. Demand side management policies like promotion of micro irrigation systems, energy efficient pumps and implementation of HVDS will be pursued to reduce transmission and distribution losses to UMI levels.

A separate trading desk will be set up to trade in surplus energy and establish as an energy hub.

Flagship projects in the power sector are

  • 4000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant
  • 2640 MW Mundra Thermal Power Plant
  • 2000 MW Sarakhadi and Sinor Thermal Plants
  • 900 MW Pipavav Coal based Power Plant
  • Nuclear Power Plant at Mithivirdi
  • 590MW Charanka Solar Park at Charanka

Substantial additions in generation capacity will be through harnessing of renewable energy sources like wind, solar and geo-thermal.