Maharashtra Government on 20 April 2015 announced the target of 14400 MW power generation by 2019.
The state government will produce 14400 MW electricity by 2019 by way of non-conventional methods to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint. The non conventional source of energy is cheaper and far better as compared to conventional sources.
Out of the 14400 MW electricity target, the state government has proposed that 75000 MW of electricity will be generated from solar energy while wind mills will generate 5000 MW of power.
Sugar industries will help in creating 1000 MW, cogeneration will generate 200 MW, biogas will generate 300 MW and industrial waste will generate 400 MW.
For instance, there are many sugar factories located in western Maharashtra, thus 1000 MW electricity will be generated from that region
Also to meet the target, the power generated by private players will be purchased by the government as well.
The policy has also announced to check theft of electricity and ensure it reaches the customers in an even way, feeder managers will be installed at specific places. Five feeders each will be installed at every designated place.
Any of the medium voltage lines used to distribute electric power from a sub-station to consumers or to smaller sub-stations is known as a feeder.
When: 20 April 2015