Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister
Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said the state aims to generate
1,500 MW of power by running turbines on canal water with the
use of Chinese technology.
"We are exploring the idea of using Chinese technology in
running turbines on state`s canal water and I along with a
delegation will visit China next month to explore this
technology for this project," Badal said during a CII event
held here today.
Badal said special turbines would be submerged in the
canals which will produce power. He invited private
entrepreneurs to become partner in this project.
The Deputy Chief Minister claimed that 11,000 MW of
thermal power plants in the state were under construction.
"Once these plants are complete, the state will become
surplus in the power generation," he said.