Power sector has been on the path of modernization in Jammu and Kashmir and the government has predicted that in the year 2022 the sector will take a quantum leap in power sector, adding 1900 MVA transmission capacity.
The dream of providing 24×7 power supply to its consumers the Power Development Department (PDD) has been successful in adding about 1900 MVA transmission capacity to its kitty in the year 2022 alone.
The unprecedented achievements in power generation, transmission & distribution sectors in the last year have completely overhauled J&K’s power infrastructure which remained dilapidated for several decades. This reflects the remarkable progress attained by the UT in the power sector. The total transmission capacity on March 31, 2021, was 9153 MVA and in one-year the capacity reached 11016 MVA.
The J & K government is working to make Jammu and Kashmir power surplus in the next four years as the electricity generation capacity in the union territory is set to be doubled in the coming three years.
As already elucidated by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinhaa number of times that J&K was able to harness only 3,500 MW of electricity in the last 70 years, but the power generation capacity in the UT is set to be doubled in the next three years and trebled in seven years.“To address the current power deficit, we have initiated a large-scale capacity augmentation programme. In the 70 years, J-K was able to harness only 3500 MW, and now generation capacity is set to be doubled in three years and tripled in seven years” he said recently while inaugurating several projects of the department.