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Panaji, May 26: The Goa government is eyeing for second phase expansion of Karnataka-based Kaiga nuclear power plant so that the state can vie for more power.

"We need 50 MW additional power during peak hours," stated Kamat adding that the demand for additional power allotment was placed before the union power minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Kamat said that right now, the state government is vying for connectivity to the Kaiga plant. "We can ask for power during its expansion phase.. not now," he stated.

The state power ministry is optimistic to get 50 MW additional power and will reiterate their demand during Shinde's June 3, visit to the state. "We are under-drawing during off-peak period and face scarcity during peak hours," he explained.

Goa currently draws 268 MW power from western grid and 100 MW from southern grid.


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