The State government of Meghalaya is attempting to generate 1659.05 mega watts from as many as 15 power projects to meet the shortfall of power in Meghalaya and the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of most of these projects have been completed.
State Power Minister, James Sangma informed about this in the Assembly on Tuesday. These include 10 hydro power projects, two thermal power projects and three new and renewable energy projects, he added.
The hydro power projects are Kynshi Stage-I (270 MW), Kynshi Stage-II (325MW), Rangmaw (65MW), Mawphu ( 85MW), Upper Khri Stage-I (15MW), Upper Khri Stage-II (10MW), Nongummer (18MW), Umlun (50KW), Umran (10MW), and Mawrap (1MW).
The two thermal projects include one at Nongalbibra, South Garo Hills for 240 MW and another at Darugiri, East Garo Hills of 500 MW, while the renewable energy projects include at Byrnihat (24MW), Ampati (48 MW) and Mendipathar (48MW).