Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Mohammed told the Assembly on Thursday that the State government proposed to take up new power generation projects to solve the power shortage in the State in five years. This would include addition of 100 MW by setting up windmills.
Replying to the debate on the demands for grants for Power, Transport and Taxes on Vehicles, the Minister said the State had already drawn up plans to generate 1,200 MW from LNG at a plant to be set up at Cheemeni in Kasaragod district. The Union government would be adding 1,950 MW from the Kayamkulam thermal power station using LNG as fuel. Detailed project reports were being prepared for new hydel projects.